“Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.” (Psa. 138:6-8)
Although my family is going through a worrisome situation with my wife’s health right now, the Lord is faithful to send daily reminders through His Word that He is walking with us, and will not leave us nor forsake us!
These verses really stood out to me:
v6 – The Lord is omnipresent, has a heart for the meek and humble, but is distanced from those who are proud.
v7 – “Though I” walk in the midst of trouble… not “if I”. We WILL walk through trouble, and here David is honest to the Lord reflecting on the fact that in this fallen world, trouble abounds. But through it all, God preserves us, His hand stands against our enemies, and He protects us with his right hand.
v8 – God’s purpose is secure and His love endures forever. He will not abandon those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
As my relationship develops with Christ, I’m accepting more and more that the Lord’s protection and purpose may not always unfold in the ways that I personally desire. That is why faith and trust are crucial in the life of a believer. God is infinitely wiser than us, and when we proclaim, “We trust that You are good!”, then we must also be willing to proclaim, “Yet not my will, but Yours be done.”
No matter how difficult, frustrating, or painful life can be at times, let us trust that God is good, and be further faithful to lean on His strength and understanding.
As God exhorted through Moses to His servant Joshua, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deut. 31:8)
Thank you Jesus, for securely holding us in Your hands! Amen!
[From November 24, 2018]