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Isaiah 55:8-9

Isaiah 55:8-9

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


"O Lord, our Lord,  how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory above the heavens.  Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor." 
 Psalm 8:1-5

I have found joy and comfort anew in Psalm 8 in the light of our beloved song, "The Lord Has Been Mindful of Me!" I hope you enjoy these thoughts from my heart to yours.

Oh how I love this song!  It is dear to my heart since it keeps reminding me of the many daily blessings our Lord bestows upon us day in and day out.   In spite of earth´s days of shadow, darkness, grief, sorrow, adversity, sacrifice and troubles, our Lord is still mindful of us.  His blessings toward us His children are beyond measure.  The list of troublesome times in our lives is nothing compared to His blessings in our life.  One thing I try to recall is that in the end I will find joy in my heart that the Lord  has been mindful of me! through all the bad times and all the good times of my  life. Indeed, God blesses and blesses again.  Let us take to heart the precious words of this song that are based on Psalm 8:1-5.

With the words of this song, let us consider how much the Lord has been mindful of us and blessed us:

Though I, through the valley of shadow,
O’er mountain or troubled sea,
As oft in the darkness have traveled,
The Lord has been mindful of me!

This first stanza reminds us that we all must walk through  the valley of shadow at times, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."  Psalm 23:4.  We often must sail through the uncertainty of life, Psalm 107:23-32.  We must travel through the darkness of this sinful world, "And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed."  John 3:19-20.  But I know in my heart that our God is mindful of us through it all.

Much more than my grief and sorrow,
Much more than adversity,
Much more than all I have given,
The Lord has been mindful of me!

This second stanza points out His mindfulness in our times of trouble and hardship.  It is a fact that we all have our share of grief and sorrow while we walk our path here on earth, I Thessalonians 4:13; I Peter 2:19, "For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly."  We all have to face a certain amount of adversity on earth since Satan is our adversary who goes about like a roaring lion SEEKING whom he may devour, I Peter 5:8.  I truly know and am aware that while we are serving our God faithfully, there will be many things that we have to give up or die to for His sake and His kingdom's as Paul did, Philippians 3:4-8.  However, our God is mindful of all these things!

I’m rich! I am saved! I am happy!
I’ve health and prosperity!
I’ve friends! I have doors ever open!
The Lord has been mindful of me!

This Third stanza calls our attention to His mindfulness even during our good and happy times.  He is mindful of us by saving us through the blood of His Son.  In Christ we can rejoice and be happy, Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 4:4. In addition to all such precious mindfulness of our journey here, He is also mindful of our physical, material needs, and social needs such as the needs of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, children and the church.....  He has also been mindful of our spiritual needs, our eternal needs.  He is indeed mindful in His providential care toward us, Matthew 6:8, 33.

During the past few weeks since my accident, I have been thinking and meditating on God's blessings, His mindfulness.  He is mindful of our physical needs such as our health, permitting us to work and carry on life.  He has blessed us with the ability to see, to hear, to talk and to walk.  YES, even when we are handicapped or in poor health, we can still find an infinite list of things to be thankful for.  I am determined not to ever take any blessing for granted and feel sorry for myself as we so often do.  Truly, as Children of the Father we can say that the Lord has been mindful of me!

The Lord has been mindful of me!
He blesses and blesses again!
My God is the God of the living!
How excellent is His name!”

My conclusion is that no matter  how hard and difficult this life might be because of toil, tribulation and even tragedy, I will also have times of victory and triumph.  And that He will bountifully extend His hand  to supply my needs with many good things according to His kindness and mercy.  He will sustain me even during trying and difficult times, bearing me through it all.  This will be my reminder during my difficult times, "The Lord has been mindful of me! He blesses and blesses again!"

May the Lord help us to always remember that He is mindful of us in hardship and difficult times, but that He is also mindful of us in good times through victory and triumph.  May He grant us the wisdom to be thankful for the bountiful blessings which have come to us and for the promise of eternal life with Him one day.  May we find gratitude in our hearts and show it.  May we find find joy in His service, hope in sorrow and peace when the days are done.  May our faith sustain us in our shadows.