Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul… Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. – Psalm 143:8-10
How often does the night bring a shudder to the soul as the coldness of a desperate time leads us to long for the light. In the night we cry with David, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.” Morning will come and our trust will be rewarded.
We live in unsettled times and we need to have a refuge, a place where we can relax and just rest in the one in whom we have placed our trust for the future. I can remember a time when my wife and I were in such trial that when we went to bed at night sleep would be far from us. We would hold hands and let the tears drop upon our pillows as we cried out, “How long O God will we have to wait for this night to be over” Then the morning would come.
As we walk with the Lord our faith grows and we are able to trust him to be the God he has promised to be. That is why David could look for the unfailing love of God to be showered upon him. He realized the value of having God’s favor so he desired to do what pleased the Lord so that God could release favor upon him.
It is the desire to know the Lord and to dwell in the safety of his presence which prompts us to walk in obedience to him. We want to do the will of God because we know his desire is to release blessing upon us and all those who do his will. That is why we exert the discipline of self-control.
When we seek him, as David sought the Lord, he will lead us on level ground; but in order to walk on level ground we must follow where he leads. The disciplined effort of self-control is rewarded by walking on the level ground of God’s favor.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to trust you when the night is dark, my hope is low and the thing I fear looms before me. In Jesus name, amen.
Principle: It is the desire to know the Lord and to dwell in the safety of his presence which prompts us to walk in obedience to him. We want to do the will of God because we know his desire is to release blessing upon us
Affirmation: I desire to know the and dwell in the safety of his presence therefore I walk in obedience to him. I want to do the will of God because I know his desire is to release blessing upon me.
Reflection: In these unsettled times we need a refuge, a place where we can relax and feel safe from attack from the enemy of our soul. Reflect on how you can have that place in Him.
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