“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” Isaiah 59:2, NIV.
“When you cry out, ‘Lord, how did I end up here?’ I am already planning your rescue. When you cry out, ‘Lord, how can I get back to where I once was in you’, I am planning your rescue. I will stretch out My hand that is never too short that it cannot save. I can reach you. Call to Me and I will answer you. With an outstretched arm I will rescue you My daughter and place you on a firm foundation in Me. I will do this with My love and My power. You’re not too far that I cannot reach you and bring you back close to Me and close to My side. You’ve strayed from Me, but I will rescue you. You’ve forgotten your First Love, but I have remembered You My love. You’ve covered yourself with sin, but I will abundantly pardon you and wash you clean. I will remove your rebellious heart and give you a heart after My own. I will come after you because you belong to Me. You’re mine and I won’t let you utterly fall. I will rescue you, says the Lord.”
Prayer: Father, forgive me for straying away from you. Forgive me for the way I’ve been living my life and forgive the poor choices I’ve been making. I know I’ve hurt you and I’m sorry. I cry out to you and ask you to rescue me. I need you. I want you Lord in my life. Thank you for not letting me go. Bring me close to your side and teach me how to live for you with a new heart and a new mind. Be glorified in me as I yield to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Psalm 50:15; Ezekiel 36:26; Isaiah 55:6–9; Revelation 2:4; Isaiah 1:18; Psalms 121:3; John 6:37)
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Throwing out the Anchor
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“For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Heb. 2:1).
God’s Word is the anchor that will prevent people from drifting past the harbor of salvation.
While English explorer William Edward Parry and his crew were exploring the Arctic Ocean, they needed to go further north to continue their chartings. So they calculated their location by the stars and began a treacherous march.
After many hours they stopped, exhausted. After taking their bearings, they discovered they were now further south than when they started! They had been walking on an ice floe that was traveling faster south than they were walking north.
That is similar to the situation people who continue rejecting Christ find themselves in. Therefore Hebrews 2:1 says, “We must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”
Why would anyone knowingly reject Christ? He came into the world as God incarnate, died on a cross to forgive our sins, paid our penalty, showed us divine love, and gives us blessing and joy beyond imagination.
The Greek words translated “pay much closer attention to” and “drift away from” both have a nautical usage. The first means “to tie up a ship” and the second can be used of a ship that has been carelessly allowed to drift past the harbor because the sailor forgot to attend to the steerage or chart the wind, tides, and current. Hebrews 2:1 could be translated: “We must diligently anchor our lives to the things we have been taught, lest the ship of life drift past the harbor of salvation and be lost forever.”
Most people don’t deliberately turn their backs on God; they almost imperceptibly slip past the harbor of salvation and are broken on the rocks of destruction. Be sure you warn those you know who might be slipping past that harbor.
Ask God to strengthen your resolve when you know you need to confront someone regarding his or her relationship with the Lord.
For Further Study
Memorize Proverbs 4:20-22 as your own reminder of how important it is to hold on to God’s Word.
Praise you Jesus for your everlasting love. Thank you for your loving arms that reach out to your children. Thank you that you give us new hearts that we can hear your voice telling us that you love us. You are my king your servent i love you
Amen and Amen again Thank you God
Amen father god I Love your kind words more and more Everyday.
Amen, and Thank you Father for your loving care of us! I love you Jesus ❤
Praise God these Devotionals this week is for me because it’s what I’m going through I thank God for his grace and forgiveness although I make poor decisions he is yet still blessings me and my family and still forgive me and even though I’ll reap what I sow I’m still his child still learning I thank God for my daily life manual which is the Bible the word of God I appreciate my time with him everyday I may fall but I’ll always get up and lean into my father understanding it’s not easy life not easy but obedience and staying faithful he will bring peace great word today 🙏🏾😄😀😇💃🏽😍☀️️👑👏🙌👊🏽😁👍🏼😉❤️️🤘🏽
I stand in agreement my sister. Beautifully put 🙏👏🤗
🙏🙏🙏Thank you, LORD JESUS, 👑that we are 💖LOVED➕📖💡 and FORGIVEN ❗🔑🎁🎉💯 In YOU WE TRUST❗🙌🙌🙌 😘FATHER ,WE LOVE YOU❗😄DOTK❗👑📝Ty❗🌹🍒🍇🍓🍍🍐🍉🍎🍏🍊🙏🙏🙏AGAPELOVE❗🌞
Amen yes lord this message is for me. Yes I am crying out to You to help me I need You always thank you for lovely and caring for me I receive this prayer.
Thank You Jesus, for your cleansing Blood, that allows us to come boldly into the Throneroom of God and receive mercy & Grace You are a good good Father and You love us & change us as we yield. Love You Lord.!💞💞💞
Thank you God for rescuing me when ever I cry out to you, forgive me for the wrong I have done. Thank you God for always being there for me In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇