BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/index.htm
Getting to know God together.
GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Nardia and Zach were frightened!
They had heard on the tele news about thieves breaking into houses - right
in their own suburb! They couldn’t sleep at night thinking maybe one would
come to their home too. It went on for some days, and nights, this awful
scared feeling inside. Zachary pretended to be strong and brave for his
sister’s sake, but he was upset inside anyway. One night, when they were
in bed, a noise on the roof gave them an awful shock! It sounded just like
a man walking over the top of the house. Nardia ran into Zach’s room in
a blue fit. She switched on the light. Then the noise came again, and this
time both the twins screamed!
They got under the blankets shaking with fright.
Dad came in rubbing his eyes from sleep.
“What ever is going on.The twins were glad their Dad was there, but they were still afraid.
Why are you under the blankets.
Dear me, you guys are as white as ghosts.”
“It’s a crook on the roof, Dad.whispered Nardia, holding onto his waist tightly.
You had better get a knife from the kitchen, or a cricket bat,”
“Hey, don’t be afraid twins, that is not a man on the roof,Well, the twins were most re-luc-tant to do that, it was dark outside.
it is just a possum. Really it is. Come out and we will look at it.”
Lots of things we get afraid of
Even kids can spend their time being afraid of all sorts of stuff.
They think their Dad or Mum might get sick and die, or that someone will attack them when they are coming home from school. Or they might imagine that a war will come to their country. All sorts of things can make us afraid. Do you know most things we fear never happen at all! Jesus Christ is our Saviour, and He will keep us safe all the time. Nothing can come into the life of a child who is trusting and obeying God, unless the Lord allows it. He might allow suffering things to come sometimes, because He has His own plan for our lives. We have to learn to trust Him when things are going wrong. But God will always carry us through. This is what trusting Him is all about. Here are some wonderful promises from your God Who cannot lie, and would never lie to you:
“He that dwell-eth in the secret place of the most High shall abideThe secret place is the place of trust and prayer.
[ live ] under the shadow of the Almighty.”
“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:God is like a place of protection and a safe-house from all enemies.
my God; in him will I trust.”
“He shall cover thee with his feathers,God is pictured here like a mother hen keeping her chickens safe.
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler [small shield].”
No terror of the night should frighten you, because God is with you. And no danger in the day -time should upset you either. God is your powerful Helper.
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;”
“Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge [ safe-place ],The Lord is your safe-place, and you must learn to know Him better and learn to trust Him all the time. Talk to Him in prayer, He loves you so very much. He has given His angels to look after you, and He will keep you safe in all the areas of your life. So don’t be afraid. How great to have the most powerful One in the universe as your own personal Friend and loving Father. (Psalm 91:11).
even the most High, thy hab-i-ta-tion [ place where you live ];
There shall no evil be-fall thee [ you ], ... For he shall give his angels charge over thee [you ], to keep thee [ you ] in all thy ways.”
( Your devotions have come late this week. I have been unable to do them some days. So the next two days you will get them instead. ‘Bye for now).
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Editor of Despatch W. B. Howard
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P.O. Box 1265, Burpengary 4505. Aust.