Encouragements for our troubled times No. 61

COVID-19 Series | Date: 20 May 2021

The Elders and Deacons want to encourage the members and those who regularly meet with us through this weekly letter. If you have news which you would be happy to share with the fellowship or request for prayer, then please let us know.

A message from our Pastor

Psalm 61:5

“For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.”

In the following verses, the Psalmist reflects upon some of the many blessings the Lord has shown to him and the ways God has been good to him. These reflections feed his faith reminding him that His Father who has shown such goodness to him will continue to do so. Our God is the never-changing faithful one who, having loved us will love us to the end.

“For You, O God, have heard my vows.” Because we are the children of God, we have the privilege of being able to come boldly before His mercy-seat with our prayers. As a king’s children can always come into his presence with their requests and know that they will always be received and heard by their Father, so we can come in this confidence. We know this to be true, not only because we have His personal invitation and assurance that it is so, but we can also look back and see that it has always been so; “for You, O God, have heard my vows.” He has never missed a word nor been indifferent to our cries. He hears them all and answers them all; not necessarily when or how we would like Him to, but always with what is best for His dear children.

“You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.” This is another great privilege we possess as the children of the living God; we have been given the heritage of all the saints. The privileges of that heritage start now because we have been adopted into His family and have become His heirs. We have a part in the heritage of the saints, we have a place in His kingdom and a home in Heaven, and this is all guaranteed to us by His indwelling Spirit who seals us and keeps us. The world and Satan can do their worst to us but they can never take our heritage away from us that has been given to us by our Father on High. No, not even we can lose that inheritance which God has predestined us to and His Almighty Spirit keeps us for.

My name from the palms of His hands Eternity will not erase; Impressed on His heart it remains, In makes if indelible grace; Yes, I to the end shall endure, As sure as the earnest is given; More happy, but not more secure, The glorified spirits in Heaven.