Have you ever felt like God could not or did not see you? Like He has forgotten you and does not care about your circumstances?
Have you ever doubted God’s goodness?
Have you ever questioned God’s love for you?
I have. When we are in the midst of difficult circumstances the enemy loves to whisper doubts about our God’s goodness, power, love, and the truth of His Word in order to strike fear into our hearts.
Believing God’s Promises
In Genesis 22:18 God promised Abraham that all the nations of the earth would be blessed through his offspring. In Isaiah 9:6-7 the prophecy is made that a child will be born. A child that will reign on David’s throne from that time on and forever.
Hundreds of years later David’s throne sits empty and Abraham’s descendants are being ruled by the Roman government. I am sure God’s people wondered if He had forgotten His promises.
In Luke 1:46-47 we find Mary full of joy and anticipation. She cannot contain it. It flows out of her in the form of praise to the Lord.
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
For the Mighty One is holy,
and he has done great things for me.
Mary realizes that God has not only been mindful of her but has done great things for her and from then on all generations would call her blessed. The time had come at last. God was keeping His promise to show mercy to His people through Jesus, who would be born to Mary.
He has helped his servant Israel
and remembered to be merciful.
For he made this promise to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
In Mary’s Song of Praise we can take encouragement. Just as God was mindful of Mary and remembered to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants He is mindful of you and I. Listen to Jesus’ words in Luke 12:6-7
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid you are worth more than many sparrows.”
Look for the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
If God even knows the number of hairs on our heads we can be assured that we have value to Him and He is attentive to every detail of our lives.
He sees us.
He will bring deliverance to us.
He will care for us in this life, but ultimately as believers we can count on spending eternity with Him.
An answer to a long prayed prayer, the prodigal that returns to the Lord, provision for that need, comfort in our sadness, relief, and rest are just a very few examples of God’s extraordinary mercy and deliverance we receive daily in this life.
Pay attention to God’s eternal extraordinary by looking for the mercy and deliverance of God in the ordinary circumstances of your own life.
When you see them, like Mary, you will be a spring bubbling over with joy flowing out of you in the form of a magnificent song of praise to the Lord.
Nourish Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Blog written by Sandy Jones. © 2019 Treasured Ministries.
Sandy Jones is the author of Mixed Up Melvin. She was born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives in Cary with her husband and three sons. After a prodigal experience and learning many lessons the hard way, Sandy has a passion for bringing the Word of God to life. She loves to teach and explain to other’s the things she has learned experiencing God’s Word for herself.
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