Thought for the Week - 5th April 2020Pastor Gareth Watkins
2 Chronicles 16: 9
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”
Nothing Seems Good – Part III
The world continues for many to feel like nothing is good, but we, as followers of Christ, are not bound by the things of this world.
We are not bound by darkness, worry or fear. In Christ we have been renewed and can walk in His light. When we have known darkness, it is then that we can recognise the light. It is in darkness that we desire the light, desire the good news that is Jesus Christ our Saviour, and be filled with a fountain of Joy in His Holy Spirit.
‘’For the eyes of the Lord’’… What is the Lord seeing when He looks upon each one of us? What does He see in our hearts as He looks for those who are loyal to Him?
God promises to be strong on behalf of those who are loyal to Him. In these times where you may feel tired, weak and weary, this promise is made to you by God, and will be fulfilled if you would follow Him with a heart that is loyal.
‘’The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth’’… Not one of us goes unseen. When God was searching for Adam and Eve in the garden, it was not that He did not know where they were, but rather He wanted them to seek Him, just as He wants us to seek Him. God wants to be strong for you in your time of weakness, fear and anxiety, and if you would be loyal to Him, His promises will be fulfilled to you.
There are many examples in the bible of victory in the face of adversity for those whom were loyal to God. Time and Time again He pours out His light and victory into the darkness and into our lives when we remain in Him.
As the eyes of the Lord run to and fro, what is seen in your heart today? Would you put your confidence in Him, resist temptation, and continue to follow the One who promises to be your strength and fill your every need?
I loved reading this weeks Thought of the week. So powerful and true. Such an encouraging word.