Just like many of you, I love reading the Psalms. They are filled with Life, Wisdom, Worship . . . Well, I was reading Psalm 27, and verses 13-14 “lit up” for me:
“What, what would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness today? I will wait patiently for the Lord. I will be brave and courageous! Yes, I will wait patiently for the Lord!”
Wow! Indeed, what would have become of me if I had never believed? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself that? Now, when this was written, David was going through some pretty tough times–probably tougher than you or I have been suffering. I mean, have you had anyone throwing spears at you trying to kill you recently? The bottom-line, though, times were tough for him. But right here he said in effect, “I’m not worried. I”m not going to have a pity-party. No, I’m confident–no, I KNOW I will see God’s goodness.” In other words, “Sure, this situation I’m in right now might be rough, but that’s not going to steal my hope. That’s not going to cause me to give up on my dreams. I am confident that I will see God’s favor in a new way.”
Friends, that’s the attitude we need to have because what you focus your thoughts on is what you will see. No matter what the medical report says, no matter what your finances look like, no matter how bad that relationship may seem, you can be confident that you will see His goodness! We know him as “Elohim—the God of creation”; “El Shaddai—God Almighty;” “Yahweh Roi, my Shepherd;” He is Powerful; Omniscient; Creator of the Universe and miraculously, He holds you in the palm of His hand.
As Benny Hester sang:
Almighty God, the Great I Am, Immovable Rock, Omnipotent Powerful Awesome Lord; Victorious Warrior, Commanding King of kings, Mighty Conqueror . . . and the only time I saw Him run, was when He ran to me . . .”
Nothing is too difficult for Him. Take hold of this truth by faith and focus on His goodness today—this morning, right where you are sitting and allow His peace to settle in your heart and mind as you move forward in His blessing all the days of your life! Go on my friend, take on the day!
Father, I realized that I have never stopped to consider what would have become of me if I had never believed in you? I simply can’t imagine the loss of it. But this morning I will joyfully wait patiently for you. You are the greatest treasure in my life. To bask in your presence is a wondrous thing and I could never desire anything as awe-inspiring as you. I will indeed be brave and courageous as I look to you today! Yes, I will wait patiently for the Lord!”
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