David Wilkerson Today
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
When we hurt, when we are lonely, afraid, and overwhelmed by circumstances
beyond our control—we quickly turn aside from our true source of peace and
victory and look to human ways and resources. How tragic! We know God is still
on the throne waiting for us to call on him. We know the answer to all our
needs is to be found alone with God, shut in with him. We will even confess to
our spiritual friends, "I know I need to pray! I know God has the answer! I
know I need to cry it all out in his presence!
It is discouragement of the worst kind to give in to fear and despair while
ignoring the majesty and faithfulness of a loving Father. God said to Israel, " 22-26 God said to Moses, "Give this Message to the People of Israel: 'You've experienced firsthand how I spoke with you from Heaven. Don't make gods of silver and gods of gold and then set them alongside me. Make me an earthen Altar. Sacrifice your Whole-Burnt-Offerings, your Peace-Offerings, your sheep, and your cattle on it. Every place where I cause my name to be honored in your worship, I'll be there myself and bless you."
(Exodus 20:22.24 THE MESSAGE). But Israel
answered, "God hath forgotten to be merciful” (Psalm 10:11). "But Zion said,
The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me" (Isaiah 49:14).
Are you a discouraged Christian? You are if you ignore the Lord's majestic
promises and doubt that he means what he says! He promised, "Can a mother forget the infant at her breast,
walk away from the baby she bore?
But even if mothers forget,
I'd never forget you—never.
Look, I've written your names on the backs of my hands.
The walls you're rebuilding are never out of my sight.
Your builders are faster than your wreckers.
The demolition crews are gone for good.
Look up, look around, look well!
See them all gathering, coming to you?
As sure as I am the living God"—God's Decree—
"you're going to put them on like so much jewelry,
you're going to use them to dress up like a bride. (Isaiah
You will be downcast if you go on carrying unnecessary burdens of guilt, fear,
loneliness, anxiety, and turmoil simply because you refuse to rest on the
Lord's great and precious promises.
God is not mocking his children when he promises, "And we know that all things
work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called
according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).
God is not lying when he promises, "The eyes of the Lord are upon the
righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry…. The righteous cry, and the
Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles" (Psalm 34:15 and
Let’s not become impatient and act according to our feelings. When we get
into trouble and cry out to God for mercy and help, all heaven goes into motion
on our behalf. Should the Lord let us see into the spiritual world to behold the
good things he is preparing for those who call on him and trust him, it would be
an incredible sight for our eyes.