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Psalm 11

In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

En el SEÑOR me refugio;
          ¿cómo decís a mi alma: Huye cual ave al monte?
 Porque, he aquí, los impíos tensan el arco,
          preparan su saeta sobre la cuerda
          para flechar en lo oscuro a los rectos de corazón.
 Si los fundamentos son destruidos;
          ¿qué puede hacer el justo?
 El SEÑOR está en su santo templo, el trono del SEÑOR está en los cielos;
          sus ojos contemplan, sus párpados examinan a los hijos de los hombres.
 El SEÑOR prueba al justo y al impío,
          y su alma aborrece al que ama la violencia.
 Sobre los impíos hará llover carbones encendidos;
          fuego, azufre y viento abrasador será la porción de su copa.
 Pues el SEÑOR es justo; El ama la justicia;
          los rectos contemplarán su rostro.

There are days when I also feel the wicked and evil are winning. I then realize that God is in control. There partial victory is only for a very short time. Praise God and His Son. It is by Him that we live and breathe. The evil onesshould fear, but through stupidity, they do not.

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Nahum 1: 7-8

The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.

But with an overflowing flood
he will make a complete end of the adversaries,
and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

 

Bueno es el SEÑOR,
          una fortaleza en el día de la angustia,
          y conoce a los que en El se refugian.

 Pero con inundación desbordante
          pondrá fin a Nínive,
          y perseguirá a sus enemigos aun en las tinieblas.

 

God does know who is with and who is against Him. Some may be able to “fake” there way in this world, but God knows. My only hiding place is God. My only comfort is God. Everything I have is from God, and I can only praise God. All honor and praise to God!

 

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Job 3

Start Speaking any Language in 10 Days

At last Job spoke, and he cursed the day of his birth. He said:

“Let the day of my birth be erased,

and the night I was conceived.

Let that day be turned to darkness.

Let it be lost even to God on high,

and let no light shine on it.

Let the darkness and utter gloom claim that day for its own.

Let a black cloud overshadow it,

and let the darkness terrify it.

Let that night be blotted off the calendar,

never again to be counted among the days of the year,

never again to appear among the months.

Let that night be childless.

Let it have no joy.

Let those who are experts at cursing—

whose cursing could rouse Leviathan—

curse that day.

Let its morning stars remain dark.

Let it hope for light, but in vain;

may it never see the morning light.

Curse that day for failing to shut my mother’s womb,

for letting me be born to see all this trouble.

“Why wasn’t I born dead?

Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb?

Why was I laid on my mother’s lap?

Why did she nurse me at her breasts?

Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace.

I would be asleep and at rest.

I would rest with the world’s kings and prime ministers,

whose great buildings now lie in ruins.

I would rest with princes, rich in gold,

whose palaces were filled with silver.

Why wasn’t I buried like a stillborn child,

like a baby who never lives to see the light?

For in death the wicked cause no trouble,

and the weary are at rest.

Even captives are at ease in death,

with no guards to curse them.

Rich and poor are both there,

and the slave is free from his master.

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,

and life to those who are bitter?

They long for death, and it won’t come.

They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.

They’re filled with joy when they finally die,

and rejoice when they find the grave.

Why is life given to those with no future,

those God has surrounded with difficulties?

I cannot eat for sighing;

my groans pour out like water.

What I always feared has happened to me.

What I dreaded has come true.

I have no peace, no quietness.

I have no rest; only trouble comes.”

Después de esto abrió Job su boca, y maldijo su día. Y exclamó Job, y dijo:

Perezca el día en que yo nací, y la noche en que se dijo: Varón es concebido.

Sea aquel día sombrío, y no cuide de él Dios desde arriba, ni claridad sobre él resplandezca.

Aféenlo tinieblas y sombra de muerte; repose sobre él nublado, que lo haga horrible como día caliginoso.

Ocupe la oscuridad aquella noche; no sea contada entre los días del año, ni venga en el número de los meses.

¡Oh que fuera aquella noche solitaria, que no viniera canción alguna en ella!

Maldíganla los que maldicen el día, los que se aprestan para levantar su llanto.

Oscurézcanse las estrellas de su alba; espere la luz, y no venga, ni vea los párpados de la mañana:

Por cuanto no cerró las puertas del vientre de mi madre, ni escondió de mis ojos la miseria.

¿Por qué no morí yo en la matriz, o entregué el espíritu al salir del vientre?

¿Por qué me recibieron las rodillas? ¿Y para qué los pechos para que mamase?

Pues ahora yacería yo, y reposaría; dormiría, y entonces tendría reposo,

con los reyes y con los consejeros de la tierra, que edifican para sí lugares desolados;

o con los príncipes que poseían el oro, que llenaban sus casas de plata.

O ¿por qué no fui escondido como abortado, como los pequeñitos que nunca vieron la luz?

Allí los impíos dejan de perturbar, y allí descansan los de agotadas fuerzas.

Allí reposan juntos los cautivos; no oyen la voz del opresor.

Allí están el chico y el grande; y el siervo es libre de su señor.

¿Para qué se da luz al trabajado, y vida al amargado de alma,

que esperan la muerte, y ella no llega, aunque la buscan más que a tesoros enterrados;

que se alegran sobremanera, y se gozan, cuando hallan el sepulcro?

¿Para qué se da luz al hombre que no sabe por dónde va, y al cual Dios ha acorralado?

Pues antes que mi pan viene mi suspiro; y mis gemidos corren como aguas.

Porque el temor que me espantaba me ha venido, y me ha acontecido lo que yo temía.

No he tenido paz, no me aseguré, ni estuve reposado; no obstante me vino turbación.

Should we as Christians be depressed? Should we ever wish we were not born? Should we wish that God would kill us?

Job did!

Job was a man of God, and he wished these things.

Why is it when we have deep despair that some people feel they need to tell us that we shouldn’t because we are not supposed to? Does it say in the Word of God that we shouldn’t feel deep despair? I have never seen it.

It is what we do with these feelings that matters. If we run out and steal to provide, we are wrong. If we try to commit suicide, that is against God’s Word. If we fall on our knees and cry out to our Father in Heaven and our Lord Jesus, Yes, that is what we must do.

God allows us to go through storms and to feel deep despair. We will then realize all we really have is Him. He is the only one who can help…and HE WILL.

If you are feeling deep despair over health, finances, family issues, or anything else, it is ok–tell God what you are feeling. You can have those feelings, but tell God and ask for Him to help.

The next time someone who thinks they know that God and the Bible says you shouldn’t feel these feelings, send them to the book of Job. Ask them if they think they are more of, or even as much as a man or woman of God as Job was. He felt the feelings and voiced it. God listened. Jobs friends tried to tell him the same things your friends may be trying to tell you.

Read the end of the book of Job. The friends were reprimanded by God and Job was blessed immeasurably.

It is ok–you can feel despair.

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Ephesians 6:12

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Porque nuestra lucha no es contra sangre y carne, sino contra principados, contra potestades, contra los poderes de este mundo de tinieblas, contra las huestes espirituales de maldad en las regiones celestiales

We must always remember this scripture when we are tempted to argue or debate against people who are lost. We are not battling against people, but against forces that control them. We can only defeat these forces through prayer and the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Give the battle to God, and you will win!

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Habakkuk 1:4

So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.

Por eso no se cumple la ley y nunca prevalece la justicia. Pues el impío asedia al justo; por eso sale pervertida la justicia.

I have wondered how such evil people get away with their crimes. This scripture shows us. We must trust God. His justice will be mighty and enduring. His justice will be true. Not much longer and the wicked will be able. Theirs is only a short time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Psalm 107:8-13

8Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men.

9For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry soul with good things.

10Such as sat in darkness and in the shadow of death: bound in want and in iron.

11Because they had exasperated the words of God: and provoked the counsel of the most High:

12And their heart was humbled with labours: they were weakened, and their was none to help them.

13Then they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses.

 

8 Alaben al SEÑOR por su misericordia; y sus maravillas para con los hijos de los hombres.

9 Porque sació al alma menesterosa, y llenó de bien al alma hambrienta.

10 Los que moraban en tinieblas y sombra de muerte aprisionados, en aflicción y en hierros,

11 por cuanto fueron rebeldes a las palabras del SEÑOR, y aborrecieron el consejo del Altísimo.

12 Por eso quebrantó él con trabajo sus corazones, cayeron y no hubo quién los ayudase.

13 Luego que clamaron al SEÑOR en su angustia, los libró de sus aflicciones.

 

God makes it so easy. Just like a perfect Father, He just wants you to cry out to Him. He will save you from misery if you seek Him. It doesn’t mean everything will be easy, but with God holding you, He will show you the path that will be best for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job 23:13-17

13But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

14For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

15Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

16For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

17Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

13 Pero El es único, ¿y quién le hará cambiar?
Lo que desea su alma, eso hace.
14 Porque El hace lo que está determinado para mí,
y muchos decretos como éstos hay con El.
15 Por tanto, me espantaría ante su presencia;
cuando lo pienso, siento terror de El.
16 Es Dios el que ha hecho desmayar mi corazón,
y el Todopoderoso el que me ha perturbado;
17 pero no me hacen callar las tinieblas,
ni la densa oscuridad que me cubre.

God does what He does for our own good. It may not seem so at that moment, but all in all is working together to bring all glory to Him. He loves us and His ways are not our ways. It is in these moments that we must just trust Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel 2:19-23

19Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

23I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who have given me wisdom and might, and have made known to me now what we desired of you: for you have now made known to us the king’s matter.

19 Entonces el misterio fue revelado a Daniel en una visión de noche. Daniel entonces bendijo al Dios del cielo. 20 Daniel habló, y dijo:
Sea el nombre de Dios bendito por los siglos de los siglos,
porque la sabiduría y el poder son de El.
21 El es quien cambia los tiempos y las edades;
quita reyes y pone reyes;
da sabiduría a los sabios,
y conocimiento a los entendidos.
22 El es quien revela lo profundo y lo escondido;
conoce lo que está en tinieblas,
y la luz mora con El.
23 A ti, Dios de mis padres, doy yo gracias y alabo,
porque me has dado sabiduría y poder,
y ahora me has revelado lo que te habíamos pedido,
pues el asunto del rey nos has dado a conocer.

 

 

 

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Acts 26:16-18

16Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future. 17And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles 18to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.

16 “Pero levántate y ponte en pie; porque te he aparecido con el fin de designarte como ministro y testigo, no sólo de las cosas que has visto, sino también de aquellas en que me apareceré a ti; 17 librándote del pueblo judío y de los gentiles, a los cuales yo te envío, 18 para que abras sus ojos a fin de que se vuelvan de la oscuridad a la luz, y del dominio de Satanás a Dios, para que reciban, por la fe en mí, el perdón de pecados y herencia entre los que han sido santificados.

As Jesus spoke this to Paul, He also speaks to us. We are commissioned to do the same. Tell and show the world Jesus. Showing humans that Satan is not the way, but Jesus/God is the only way.

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Isaiah 33:13-16

13Listen to what I have done, you nations far away!

And you that are near, acknowledge my might!”

14The sinners in Jerusalem shake with fear.

Terror seizes the godless.

“Who can live with this devouring fire?” they cry.

“Who can survive this all-consuming fire?”

15Those who are honest and fair,

who refuse to profit by fraud,

who stay far away from bribes,

who refuse to listen to those who plot murder,

who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong—

16these are the ones who will dwell on high.

The rocks of the mountains will be their fortress.

Food will be supplied to them,

and they will have water in abundance.

13 Oíd, los que estáis lejos, lo que he hecho;
y los que estáis cerca, reconoced mi poder.
14 Aterrados están los pecadores en Sion,
el temblor se ha apoderado de los impíos.
¿Quién de nosotros habitará con el fuego consumidor?
¿Quién de nosotros habitará con las llamas eternas?
15 El que anda en justicia y habla con sinceridad,
el que rehúsa la ganancia injusta,
y se sacude las manos para que no retengan soborno;
el que se tapa los oídos para no oír de derramamiento de sangre,
y cierra los ojos para no ver el mal;
16 ése morará en las alturas,
en la peña inexpugnable estará su refugio;
se le dará su pan,
y tendrá segura su agua.

We are to maintain are good. Just because everyone else is doing wrong doesn’t make it ok. If we stand strong on the right actions, God will bless us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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