May 3, 2018

Why Do I love God…

I am surprised that people don’t like God. He seems to get blamed for everything that goes BAD and gets none of the credit when things go right.

Then I realized that maybe; just maybe not everyone KNOWS Him like I do. Maybe not everyone has experienced just how GOOD He really is!

So, I’ve found something that was written a long time ago. It is a testimony from someone who also has discovered just what God is really like.
I share it with you today to tell you just how good God is and why the writer loves God. He wrote:

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!

Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Please, Lord, save me!”

How kind the Lord is! How good He is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and He saved me.

Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so, I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!

I believed in You, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” In my anxiety I cried out to You, “These people are all liars!”

What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people.

The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die. O Lord, I am Your servant; yes, I am Your servant, born into Your household; You have freed me from my chains. 

I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people— in the house of the Lord in the heart of Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!”

(Note: This is the New Living Translation Version of Psalm 116)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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