June 2024 Monthly Message

Psalm 33:18 - 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

This verse is about trusting God. To fear God is to be in reverent awe of Him and who He is.

Those who believe Him are those who keep themselves in His presence where He can watch over us. It is not that God does not watch over even non-believers, because it says in the Bible in Matthew that God causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

He is God; He sees all and knows all. His focus is on His children just as any loving parent's focus is on their own children, even though, if in places where there are many children, any parent would be likely to help another person's child if they got hurt, He helps those who are not His, hoping they give themselves into His hands.

it is about being in a position of surrender to Him and in His will which always keeps us safe. Teenagers who sneak out of the house, cannot be protected by their parents once they have left the safety of their parents' protection. This leaves them vulnerable to their surroundings.

It is the same for us. We move away from our umbrella of protection when we are rebellious or speak negative and self-defeating words, or when we follow our own will. There are many ways to leave the safe dwelling of our Savior. He never moves away from us.

It may feel like He has left us, but we feel that way when we are steeped in depression, fear, and anxiety which slowly draws us away from trusting God. We sometimes blame Him for our pain and discomfort which will pull us away even more.

It is in the hard times, the easy times; the wilderness and in the waters of pleasure where we must keep ourselves aligned with God and believing that He is good and has a good plan for us.

We must keep our eyes solely upon Him and trust His love that never fails.

It is very difficult doing this and God even promises we will have troubles, but these troubles are never faced alone. We face them with God with us.

His love is too real, too deep and too unconditional for it to fail.