Thursday, May 19, 2011


"For You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him." (Psalm 18:28-30 NKJV)

The Psalmist wrote such a powerful confession that is easier said than done. Life throws us challenges and not always accompanied by easy answers or even quick solutions! I am recognizing much of my personal study recently has been focused on this: keep my eyes on Him, trust in His ways, obey His plan, stay focused…

David knew that he had to rely on God for direction, strength and power! He trusted God so that he felt with God leading the way, nothing was impossible for him to accomplish. David made some mistakes along the way because he allowed something else to light his lamp (give him direction). Relying on the Lord isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of wisdom! Will everything be perfect? No. But instead of dreading and getting stuck at some obstacles we encounter in life, the Lord will be our navigator through them!

God's way is perfect because He knows the end from the beginning, so why not trust HIM for the middle too? Fear is the enemy of trust. Fear will say only trust what you see. Faith says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) Trusting God isn't always easy, but it's not His fault. He's not untrustworthy. It’s because we want to work things out for ourselves, our way. Have we ever done things our way, and then had to pray and ask the Lord to help undo what we did? The obvious answer is yes we have!! Don’t beat yourself up—make the choice to be an overcomer. His word has proven itself—how can we afford not to trust in Him?

Joel and Terri

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