Trust in the Lord:
“Trust in the Lord and do good, then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire. Commit everything you do to the Lord, trust him, and he will help you.” (Psalm 37:3-5).
The above Psalm was a personal encouragement to me this week during my daily Bible reading, and I wanted to share it with you. The following passage contains a message of encouragement for your heart. Please, take the time to read through this whole paragraph of Scripture, and then I will comment on it at the end…
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:19-21;25-34).
Our God is a good and faithful God. We don’t have to worry or be anxious about what will happen tomorrow. Our Heavenly Father knows what we’re going through, He cares about us, and He will always come through for us. “The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:17-18). Notice it doesn’t say that Christians won’t have any troubles – but it does say that God will rescue us from our troubles. It doesn’t say that Christians will never have broken hearts, but that when we are brokenhearted, He will be close to us, and He will heal our broken hearts (Isaiah 61:1).
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice. Don‘t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God‘s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4,6-7). “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” (1 Peter 5:7).
Pastor Chris Jordan