This is why believers have hope—though we are not spared from the grave (unless Christ returns), we are spared from its power and have eternity with Jesus Christ because of His redemption.
Do we go to God at the beginning of trouble—or only after we’ve tried the help of man and have found it to be lacking?
Being unmovable is never rooted in how strong or spiritual we are, but in how steadfast, faithful, and unmovable our God is. An interesting note: the Psalmist glances at his enemy and his wiles (vs. 3-4), reminds himself that his expectation is from God (vs. 5), then repeat verse two with, “I shall not be moved.” If our focus is on things around us, we will lose our assurance in God’s power. But if we remind ourselves of God’s power even in the midst of trouble, it will reassure us of God’s strength.
When was the last time we stopped to purposefully praise God—for no other reason but to praise Him?
Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. (Psalms 71:8)
I often take God’s daily blessing for granted—every day, I wake up; I can move; I have food to eat; I’m saved because of His keeping; I can see, hear, walk… yet this is the mere beginning. Every day, God answers prayers and fills my life with so many other things I do not deserve. I don’t want to take it all for granted.
What peace to know that when we pray, God doesn’t hear us according to our righteousness or our attempts at perfection. He hears us in His mercy and the truth of His salvation.
What theme or lesson has stood out to you recently from God's Word?