Christmas amidst troubled times…and a Psalm for all Seasons

I’m so thankful for the many wonderful Christian ministries that can explain Biblical benefits and blessings in a more detailed way than I can poetically convey. So today, in light of the many calamities which we hear of in these times, I would like to refer you to the devotional for today at http://www.josephprince.org, entitled, “God is your refuge from evil.”

Right now we’re anticipating Christmas, a beautiful time of year….
But we’re living in a world that’s tossed with events that, often, would bring fear.

Yet, as Christians, we have a banner of faith that is world-overcoming…
Victory began at Christ’s birth, to end the fears that the world is drumming.

From the manger to the cross, our true leader, Jesus, showed us the way…that we could rely on His Father in heaven, who hears us whenever we pray.

P. A. Oltrogge

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4 KJV

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 KJV

Psalm 91:

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most high will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day;

Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you.

You will only look on with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked.

For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.

No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.

For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.

They will bear you up in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down,

Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him.

With a long life I will satisfy him, and let him behold My salvation.

(You may also like to check out Day 12, “Christmas Every Day” at the 25 Songs of Christmas at http://www.kcm.org )

“Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart…” Luke 18:1 AMP

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