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Most if not all Believers have felt this way at times when troubles mount and nothing seems to work. We know the promises and faithfulness of God but at times we are overtaken in troubles and we cry our as the Psalmist, where are you God. Our confidence and trust fail at times. In these times we need to draw close to God reading His Word, the promises and be reminded of His unending love and faithfulness. The Psalmist then reminds us of the lives of those that ignore God. They persecute others in many ways in our country it’s not physical but with scams, stealing and destruction. As we have seen recently in the demonstrations/riots. At this time they are escaping accountability and judgment. At other times we see in businesses that cut corners that lead to innocent people being hurt. Just read Psalm 10:2-13 to see the actions of the wicked, those that forget God. We see the wealth gained many times by those that are dishonest, corrupt and immoral. All seems to be going their way no worries and troubles. We may wonder where is God, then we are reminded of their end without God, eternity in Hell. Then our hearts should be burdened for them no matter what they have done. We have all at times been in the position of an enemy with God. Romans 5:8,10 But God commendeth his love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Or if, when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled we shall be saved by his life. The hymn writer reminds us of our position with Christ in Under His Wings.
Under His wings I am safely abiding; Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him, I know He will keep me; He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Under His wings—what a refuge in sorrow! How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing, There I find comfort, and there I am blest.

Under His wings—oh, what precious enjoyment! There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me; Resting in Jesus I’m safe evermore

Under His wings, under His wings, Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide, Safely abide forever.

Psalm 10
1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? 2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth. 4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity. 8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. 9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. 10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones. 11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it. 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble. 13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it. 14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none. 16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. 17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: 18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may more oppress.

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“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” 1st John 5:19Salvation is a know so, one knows when he has it, his sins are forgiven and his eternal destiny is in heaven. It’s not I hope so, I think so but I know so. That comes when we are resting not on our efforts to earn it but on the promises of God that the shed blood of Christ pays our penalty in full. As we rely on the promises of God. Doubts may at times come for various reasons. In my case doubts came sometime after I was saved but didn’t get baptized, I had been baptized many years before I really got saved, I used that as an excuse not to get baptized again. Baptism is not a part of salvation but it is in obedience to Christ. One day the doubts came and I started to read John 5:24 “Verily verily I say unto you he that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but is passed from death unto life.” I read it over many times and underlined it many times finally said to myself I’ve heard His word and I’ve believed on Him. I closed the NT and said to myself if I go to Hell I will go in spite of that verse. (They were just my thoughts at the time). But the Holy Spitit witnessed to my spirit that I was His (Romans 8:16) The doubts vanished and have never returned. Our assurance is based on his sacrifice at Calvary and the promises He has given us in Romans 10:13 . John 3:16 and Romans 8:38-39. We know that there only two groups of people on earth the saved and the unsaved, the unsaved destiny is the torments of Hell for all eternity. Our job given us by God is to present the gospel to the unsaved. We are His ambassadors to the world.

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