I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands (Psalms 138:1-8).
Today’s Morsel: The football position of wide receivers and running backs requires that the men who play these positions have sure hands. Sure hands mean that once the ball is thrown to them, or is handed to them, they won’t drop it. Jesus has sure hands. He said, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28). Friend, Jesus won’t drop you nor will He let you go. Once He takes a hold of you in His hands, you should not scramble or fight to get loose. The defensive player’s job is to punch and grab, to get the ball loose from the receiver and the running backs causing a fumble. Satan will do everything he can to get you out of Jesus' hands, as he did Job. If you do not fight against the receiver, Jesus, then Satan will never be able to jar you loose. David said, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.” Friend, you are in sure hands with Jesus. So don’t worry when things come against you. He won’t drop you, but will carry you all the way to the end zone. As the insuranc company State Farm says, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." You can count on Jesus to be there .
Sing: I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee, Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend; And I know that Thou art with me, wilt be with me to the end.
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him, o’er and o’er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more