“Do not fret
because of evil men, or be envious of those
who do wrong; for
like the grass they will soon wither,
plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the
Lord and do good;
dwell in the
land and enjoy safe pasture.
yourself in the Lord
and He will
give you the desires of your heart.”
you ever looked at ungodly people and envied their prosperity while you seem to
do nothing but struggle? You may think
that God doesn’t care about you, otherwise life would not be so difficult for
you. Instead of looking at the way
things appear to be, why don’t you follow the instructions of God’s word? Instead of envying the wicked, put your trust
in God, wait for Him to work on your behalf and see what He can do for
you. He has promised that, if you take
delight in Him, He will fulfil the desires of your heart. Why don’t you put God to the test and allow
Him to show you that He is always faithful to His promises?
am sure that you are learning to release your faith by praising God every day
for the all the details of His goodness to you.
Do you have desires and longings that have yet to be fulfilled? Thank the Lord and praise Him that He will
satisfy all your desires as you take delight and rejoice in Him, and live in
loves me,’ says the Lord,
‘I will rescue
I will protect
him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call
upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with
him in trouble,
I will deliver
him and honour him.
With long life
I will satisfy him
and show him
an amazing string of promises! Read through
them again. God promises to rescue you,
protect you, answer your prayers when you call to Him, be with you, deliver and
honour you, satisfy you with long life and show you His salvation. Amid the storms of life that you and I face
every day, what more could we ask for than all the things God has promised in
these verses we have read today? This
should make your heart sing for joy because you are never alone or abandoned by
your God and He is powerful enough to honour every promise He has made.
the Lord today how thankful you are that He is always with you and that He will
guard you against harm and sickness and crown your life with His blessings
because you believe His promises and trust Him for His love and favour to be
showered upon you.
“Surely, He will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the
He will cover
you with His feathers,
and under His
wings you will find refuge;
faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not
fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow
that flies by day,
nor the pestilence
that stalks in darkness,
nor the plague
that destroys at midday.”
only is crime on the increase, threatening our lives from the outside, but
disease is also on the increase, killing people from the inside. You can think of things like AIDS, cancer,
heart disease and strokes as well as diseases like TB, malaria, cholera, ebola,
bird flu etc, which flare up in different parts of the world every now and
then. People are dying from these
diseases all around you. What guarantee
do you have that you will escape them and live a long life? Apart from living a healthy lifestyle, you
have God’s promise that He will protect you from all these diseases if you put
your trust in Him. Have you done that?
Release your faith in God today by thanking Him that He will keep you free from the activities of criminals and from disease because you have made Him your hiding place and you are trusting in His faithfulness every day.
“He who dwells
in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in
the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of
the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in
whom I trust.’”
are living in scary times. Death and
destruction are all around us. Every
time we open the newspaper, we read about motor accidents, burglaries, murders,
and rapes that come very close to us.
How can we live without fear when no one, not even Christians, seems to be
immune to these disasters? Thank God we
have His promise that He is a refuge for everyone who chooses to make Him their
dwelling place. Have you made Him the
place where your mind is centred so that when bad things happen all around you,
you can still be at peace? You don’t
have to live in fear no matter what happens.
Even if you are the victim of some criminal activity, you can still
trust God because He promised that He can turn all your circumstances to your
God today for the promise of His presence and protection over your life if you
make Him your resting place and your refuge.
He will never abandon you or leave you alone in your time of need.
everlasting to everlasting
love is with those who fear Him,
righteousness with His children’s children –
with those who
keep His covenant
to obey His precepts.”
you love the assurance that God’s love for you is from everlasting to
everlasting. What does that mean? It means that God loves you from eternity
that has no beginning to eternity that has no end. Wow!
No human being has ever loved you like that. How many times have you been hurt and
disappointed because someone you really loved ran out of love for you? They walked away and left a terrible void in
your life. God assures you that He will
never do that to you. He cannot because
He is love, and His love doesn’t depend on what you are or what you say or
do. His love depends entirely on Him and
He will never run out of love or compassion for you, no matter what happens.
don’t you praise God today that His love for you has no beginning and no
end? He thought about you, planned your
life and loved you from everlasting and will do the same to everlasting. He wants you to know that love so that every
day you will feel loved and secure even if all human beings fail you.