by Ruth Greene
Moses reminds us that a thousand years to man are a day to YHWH. (2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4) It is easy to get discouraged when years pass and the world doesn’t get better. The Heavenly Father isn’t restricted by time. He knows what is going on in your life, your innermost thoughts and knows you better than you know yourself. There are no secrets before Elohim. (Psalm 90:8) That is why you can talk honestly and openly to Him. He still loves you, fully knowing your imperfection. He wants to forgive so that He can forgive you. Instead, the natural inclination is to make excuses, to deny the truth. How easy it is to forget who is more important, who has the final word. How easily we can become sidetracked. Life is short and passes quickly. You have limitations, but you can always talk to YHWH in prayer as you use your time wisely for eternal good, putting Elohim’s Kingdom first. (Matthew 6:19-34; Psalm 90:9-10, 17; Ecclesiastes 3:11) Your full purpose won’t be accomplished until eternity finds you. That is where YHWH wants you to be.
In the meantime, you live in a world of danger, a place of potential violence. You can have a protector as you serve His purpose. Trade all your fears for trust in Him! When you do and live your life in His Will you will be kept safe. (Psalm 27:5, 31:20, 32:7, 91:9-16, 94:18) He gives you protection and even the ability to see it. (Luke 2:9, 4:10-11; Matthew 4:6-7)
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Who abides under the shadow of the Almighty, He is saying of YHWH, ‘My refuge and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!’ For He delivers you from the snare of a trapper, From the destructive pestilence. He covers you with His feathers, and under His wings you take refuge; His truth is a shield and armor. You are not afraid of the dread by night, Of the arrow that flies by day, of the pestilence that walks in darkness, of destruction that ravages at midday.” – Psalm 91:1-6, ISR98
“Blessed is the man You discipline, O Yah, and instruct out of Your Torah, to give him rest from the days of evil, until the pit is dug for the wrong.” – Psalm 94:12-13, ISR98
One of the purposes of YHWH’s angels is to protect you. (Hebrews 1:14; Matthew 18:10; Luke 16:22; Acts 12:7; 1 Kings 19:5; Daniel 6:22) An angel can be Spirit or of ‘flesh and blood.’ The main purpose of an angel (aggelos) is to serve as a messenger, just as the name “angel” really indicates. (Matthew 2:13; Acts 5:19, 8:26, 27:23-24) As you walk out your life as a disciple of the Messiah, remember to be thankful, a vital part of your life. (Psalm 92:1-2)
“It is good to give thanks to YHWH and to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High; to declare Your kindness in the morning, and Your trustworthiness each night,” – Psalm 92:1-2, ISR98
These two verses changed my life. Previously, I didn’t feel I had anything going for me. I was working hard and taking care of a child as a single mother. In order to study, I would wake up in the morning to study. To stay awake, I went out in the cold of the garage and sat on the floor. That is how I truly began to listen to Father YHWH. (Hebrews 12:11) After I read these verses (Psalm 92:1-2) and took them to heart, I began to pray for a voice to sing, which ultimately began my personal ministry to others. As you recall the goodness of YHWH, know that something good is happening right now. When you reside in thankfulness for His Word and divine direction changes your heart, this also serves as a protection. (Psalm 92:12, 95:8) A hardened heart like a lump of clay does you no good. Don’t resist your Heavenly Father so that you can grow into spiritual maturity.
“They still bear fruit in old age; they are fresh and green, to declare that YHWH is straight, My rock, and in Him is no unrighteousness.” – Psalm 92:14-15, ISR98
This is exactly where I am right now. Even in “old age” devoted believers produce spiritual fruit. Many committed older people continue to have a fresh outlook, teaching others from a lifetime experience of serving YHWH! Seek out an older friend or relative and discover what he or she has to say about your Heavenly Father. May you be challenged to new heights of spiritual growth!