The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid; what can anyone do to me? 7. It is the Lord who helps me, and I will see my enemies defeated. 8 It is better to trust in the Lord than depend on people. 9 It is better to trust in the Lord than depend on human leaders.
I’m not sure what you have planned today. Maybe you’ve just had a chance to read this, and your day is coming to a close. In either case, you, as I reflect on Psalm 118, I’m reminded that as we believe and trust in the Lord, it is quick to lose sight that no matter time of day or task at hand, our Heavenly Father is always on our side. When you truly believe and trust Him as the center of your life, you can live without fear. How awesome it is to know right now we can live every moment without any worry when we live in obedience.
Often, my lack of trust and wisdom throughout years and even in recent moments have led me down many dead-end roads. Times of complete self-absorption that goes opposite of where the Lord is asking me to be. He takes me through hills and valleys that remind me of my desire and need to put more trust in Him for every aspect of my life. Along this journey that includes being a parent, He has led me to a daily prayer asking the Lord to have His will with my life and to help me to show His love for Him in my actions and words. More Him, less me!
I think of the father in Mark that was asking Jesus for help with his son. He says in Mark 9:24 Immediately, the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” — Help me in any unbelieving time Lord. Or times where I think I have it figured out without your
The people-pleasing days and moments can come calling daily. Pray, Listen, and take the next step. He is by our side!
Have a blessed day.
1 Corinthians 2:5