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Daily Reading: Psalm 119:89-176 GW
God’s commands bring delight.
Amid adversity, God has the answer:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
When trouble and distress are surrounding you, God has your back. He’s your first line of defense against whatever adversity you face. Falling to your knees in prayer is the mightiest stance you can take. God’s sovereignty reigns, no matter what the circumstances. In Him, you will find delight as He strengthens you.
Trusting God is present during difficult times isn’t easy. God doesn’t give us His plan for our life all at once; He does it step by step. Whatever is happening in your life may seem out of control, but God is with you in the battle. Satan tries to distract us from God’s promises with his lies. Staying focused on God keeps your eyes on the truth.
God is God.
Our biggest problem in life is finding the truth. COVID highlights the difficulty of knowing what to believe. Hospitals changed their coding to include “Flu, Pneumonia and COVID” as the same thing. Actors portray doctors giving false information to the world. Social media sites censor the information that is shared. How is anyone to know what to believe? We don’t have to know; God knows. Staying focused on Him will always lead you to find the truth.
God doesn’t change. He is the same today as yesterday or tomorrow. Jesus’ teachings withstand the test of time. Thousands of years later, they are still true. No matter what life situation you are in today, the Bible has an answer. God’s word is truth. His commands will make you delighted. In Him, you can find strength.
Lord, thank You for not changing. No matter what the scenario, You always remain solid and firm. Forgive us for not coming to You sooner in our distress. Forgive us for trying to solve life’s problems on our own. Strengthen us for the battles we are in today. Guide and direct us on our journey. Delight us with Your commands as we apply them to our life. We know, in all things, You’re the one in control. IJNIP. Amen
Question for reflection
What command of God delights you?