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Help From Above

December 15th, 2010

JOHN SHIRK – In Psalm 57, verse 2, David said, “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness.”

David was anointed to be a future king.  His purpose was clear.  Yet, between the time of the anointing and the time he became king, David ran for his life.  Why did he live under constant threat?  The obvious reason is that the present king was jealous of David.  The spiritual reason might be harder to understand, but God may very well have used the king’s jealousy toward David to groom him for leadership.  We tend to be humbled by difficult circumstances.  Times of isolation and danger are also opportunities to seek God, and place our confidence in Him. He is stronger than our greatest adversaries.  He has a plan for us, and in His wisdom, knows how to guide us through times of trouble. 

From heaven, God saves us.  He sends His love and faithfulness. He did this when He sent Jesus to the world.  We can trust Him to save us from our sins and guide us to fulfill His purpose while we live on the earth.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com




  1. Linda Klopp
    December 15th, 2010 at 18:26 | #1

    I am so grateful that God loves us enough to send his son to die for our sins. This message is one of hope if we just trust in the Lord and have faith when times are hard! My life before had no purpose and was full of darkness. Now, I am surrounded by the light of heaven and the love from above. I have a purpose in life, God has a plan for me, I just need to have faith (as we all should do!). Thank you for reminding me of this! Your station is the best! Happy Holidays and God Bless!

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