Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” NKJV
There are many uncertainties in life and some of them trouble us greatly, especially when we are living in “our own strength” and “abilities.” Trusting the “Arm of Flesh” is a recipe for trouble every time and in every situation. I realize that Athletes reach a place that they do not think about what they are doing, they react because they have practiced, trained, have talent, and trust their abilities; however, in life, we face things that are “beyond our abilities” and MUST or NEED TO rely on God.
I trust the chair I sit on to hold my weight so I sit on it without concern that it is going to crumble under me and cause me injury or embarrassment. I trust the wiring in my house that when I flip the switch I will have a light come on and be able to see. I trust many things in life in the natural but sometimes I face things in life that is beyond what is “seen” and “known” and I need the help of someone who “Sees the End from the Beginning”. I need the OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT GOD to come to my defense, lead me down the right path, help me make the right decisions, and provide supernaturally for me.
This passage emphasizes the “trustworthiness” of God. If we make Him first in our lives and “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness….” HE WILL provide! His promises are sure! His character without flaw! His Word TOTALLY RELIABLE! Of all the things in life that we trust, but might fail us, God is not one of those. In fact, He is the only one on whom we can COMPLETELY RELY to ALWAYS be FAITHFUL. People will fail us, the ability will fail us, technology will fail us, other people will fail us, finances will fail us, but GOD will NEVER FAIL us!
Therefore, as I have faced a previous surgery, as in all times when I have faced something like that there was a bit of trepidation but I had PEACE because I knew God is faithful. I had less concern about the procedure of replacing the hip joint than the fact that that there is a tumor in existence, yet through the Holy Spirit, I was able to take that thought captive to the obedience of Christ and put my COMPLETE TRUST in Him and have PEACE that all would be well, and it was. The thing that gave me this confidence was, I had been through a battle with cancer and God healed me. I had been through multiple surgeries and God always brought me through with excellence. He has continually provided not only competent doctors but godly ones and for that I am grateful. But, the greatest of all things that give me confidence is that my Eternal Destiny is settled and I have a home in that Eternal Abode with Him at the end of my days, so I don’t allow worry to overcome me because of the PEACE OF GOD that passes all understanding dwelling and residing in my heart. I expected to come through that with great results and live a long and full life. I TRUST GOD with my life! He is TRUSTWORTHY!
May the Lord be the Peace of your Heart and the Anchor of your Life in all that you are and do as you spend this Lord’s Day in His Presence! May His blessings overtake you and His love cover you in a new and special way on this day!