God Is On Your Side
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31
We can be as nice as we want to be to people and do the right things towards them, and we are still going to have some people against us. No matter how much we follow the rules, there are going to be some things that come against us. It is in the times when things and people are coming against we may begin to wonder who is on our side. The people who are supposedly close to us will turn on us, and before we know it we are fighting against those who were once on our side.
Call On The Name Of The Lord
"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall." Malachi 4:2
For those of us who truly love The Lord there is no doubt that He has done great things in our lives. We have discovered that simply being in His presence is enough to destroy yokes, and heal physically and mentally, and we have also discovered that there is power in His name. There have been times when we did not know what to do, and it is was in our distress that we called on the name of The Lord, and just at the mention of His name we felt the weight being lifted off of our shoulders.
"Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage." Deuteronomy 6:12
It can be disheartening when we do something for someone who asked us to help them, and after we did, they act like they do not know us. There are some people who will talk to us only when they need something for us, and if they do not need anything from us then they do not have time for us.
Do The Right Thing
“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21:3 (ESV)
If we are honest with ourselves it is not always easy to do the right thing. There are times when we struggle between doing what we know is right, and doing what we want to do. We know that we should help someone because it is the right thing to do, but when we think about something they may have done to us or said about us, we struggle with doing what is right.