Wednesday, October 6, 2010

If it Had Not Been for the Lord

Psalm 124:1-8 says "If it had not been for the Lord Who was on our side - let Isreal now say - If it had not been for the Lord Who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters. Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth."

Monday night at the ladies' Bible study we were in Psalm 124. I asked them to fill in the blank for me as I said:

"if it had not been the Lord Who was on my side . . ."

And here were their responses.

" . . . I wouldn't have made it through my husbands' death." (Her husband died 13 years ago.)

" . . . I wouldn't be here alive." (A year ago the doctors didn't give us any hope that her heart would let her live any longer.)

" . . . I wouldn't be married." (A couple of years ago they were ready to call it quits, but now they've let the Lord into their
marriage.)

" . . . I wouldn't be at this church."

" . . . My son would've died last year." (He had a serious heart attack.)

" . . . My daddy wouldn't have been saved." (Her 86 year old daddy accepted Jesus about three years ago and his life has
changed.)

" . . . My son wouldn't have washed your daughters' feet last night." (Her son is Heath I told you about in the previous post.)

Whoa. God you are so good! The tears were testimony of Your Goodness!

And then there were the ones who couldn't say it but I could see it.

Two mommas who had buried their firstborn; one three weeks ago and the other about eight weeks ago. It's only because of the Lord that they can function from day to day.

We have so much to be grateful for. I know God rejoiced because of our worship the other night just by saying how good He was to us. I would love to hear of his faithfulness and goodness to you. Text, email, or comment and fill in the last part of that verse. If you don't tell me, you really need to tell Him.

Now worship Him.

4 thoughts:

Korey G. McCrady said...

How beautiful it is to just to read how the Lord has moved in these wonderful ladies lives. I cried tears of thanksgiving while reading each of these. Thank you Father!

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Michelle said...

"if it had not been for the Lord...I would in no way be the mom and wife I am today.

cycle_guy said...

"If it Had Not Been for the Lord" is a wonderful post. Thank you