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We have a new key ring around here, if you know what I mean...... • • “Yes, I truly have reason to bless the Lord for abundant supplies; His treasury has been wide open to me, His riches have constantly outweighed my necessities. He has multiplied His mercies above all my desires.” -Susannah Spurgeon
“I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.“ -Psalm 69:29-33 That last verse holds more weight for me than it ever has. But, more than that, as I read this passage this morning, I realized how appropriate and applicable it is for the current landscape of our national state of emergency and the worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus. So many words have been spilled on this topic and I don’t presume to add any additional wisdom to those of medical professionals, trusted church leaders, or those with greater insight than I into what is going on. I don’t know any of that. What I do know is that which I am compelled (and commanded) to say. So here I stand (sit), joining my voice with thousands of others by proclaiming what we pray and believe is more pleasing to the Lord than a sacrifice of ox or bulls, and that is this: God has not left the throne. He has not and will not ever abdicate. He faithfully remains in sovereign control over every molecule in this universe. Therefore, we have every reason to praise our God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. We should let our hearts revive by commanding them to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psalm 103) because He hears the needy (spoiler: that’s us all the time, not just in a global crisis). He does not despise his people who are prisoners—whether imprisoned in a jail cell or in isolation or by physical ailments wracking their body. He does not despise His own people. Period. End of story. Christ’s blood is too precious for God to waste by despising those purchased and covered by it. Therefore: “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” -Psalm 69:34 No caveats. No conditions. He is worthy.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 106 – When God Disappoints You

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What I’m learning:

God does not disappoint.

If we are disappointed, it’s because God didn’t act according to our preset expectations not because He let us down.

“…hope does not disappoint…” (Romans 5:5)

“Do not fear or be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go…” (Joshua 1:9)

Disappoint = Fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of someone

God does not fail.

But we can fail by setting our expectations and hopes on something other than Him.

Disappointed = Dissatisfied, dismayed, displeased, sad because someone or something has failed to fulfill one’s hopes or expectations

May our desires, hopes, longings and treasures not be for God to do something but for Him.

Note to self: He is all your heart longs for.
He is the treasure.
He is the only thing that offers the living water to quench this thirsty soul. And He doesn’t just offer directions to the water that we may seek it elsewhere, He himself is the Water.
He is the bread, the wine, the sustenance of my heart. I have tasted and seen that He.is.good.

His way was through the sea and His plans established before the world was made, when He spoke out the universe with the word of life.

His sovereign ways are unsearchable and His gentle shepherding most loving and wise.

His paths lead to life and His heart is only good.

He does not disappoint.

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