‘Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.’ Psalm 27:14 NKJV
David had reached his breaking point. ‘I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.’ (Psalm 27:13 NKJV) Can you identify?
Have you reached your breaking point? If so, you have two options: break down or break through. It all depends on what you do. There’s an old saying, ‘The same sunshine that melts the butter hardens the clay.’ When trouble comes, you can either turn against God because you served Him and don’t understand why He’s allowing it, or turn to Him for strength and understanding. That’s why what David says next is so important: ‘Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.’
Sometimes God changes our circumstances; other times He uses them to strengthen us. Try to understand this. It’s not just about you, but those God wants to reach through you. ‘He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.’ (2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT)
Nothing catches God off guard, and nothing’s too hard for Him to handle. The situation you’re in right now can become a platform for Him to demonstrate His love and care for you. ‘The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore I will hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on Him.’ (Lamentations 3:22–25 NLT)
SoulFood: Acts 16–17, Luke 9:28–36, Ps 42:1–5, Pro 16:16
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023