Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers. No matter how big or how small, He hears them all. He receives your requests and petitions and answers them all in His own timing and in His own way. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes it’s no and sometimes it’s not now. It’s not always what you want but it’s always God’s will for you. You might not understand why things happen the way they do, but God knows the end from the beginning and you must trust in Him with all your heart. Therefore, pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.
David was surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers and was afraid for his life yet he trusted in God. He acknowledged and admitted his fear and then asked God to show mercy on him and help him. If he had let fear over take his faith, he may have had a different outcome. Likewise, the enemy will use fear to keep you from the plans God has for your life. He knows if he keeps putting doubts and fear in your mind you will never step out in faith to accomplish what God has planned for you. Turn to God, put your trust in Him alone. When you are afraid, step out in faith knowing that God is with you and He will equip you for what He has called you to do. So many people never achieve the success God has planned for them because they are too afraid to take the first step. Don’t let fear keep you from living the life God has planned for you.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
God’s grace is enough to transform any situation. The more you trust in God the more His strength and power are evident in your life. When you are weak call on the Lord, He will strengthen and support you as you go through trials. He will comfort and refresh your spirit as you trust in Him. It may not be easy, but when you surrender to God, He will give you peace like no other. The world we live in has changed drastically and the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour but God’s saving grace gives you the victory. In all your times of need, have faith that God’s grace is enough to see you through and trust in Him with all your heart.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Navigating this world is no easy task. At times you may feel like you’re lost or walking in the dark but God’s Word is here to guide you and to show you the way you should go. The Bible is a light shining in the darkness. The more you study and know God’s Word, the more you can apply it to your daily life. The more you apply it to your life, the clearer the path becomes. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16) God’s Word is available to all and His commands and promises are accessible to all who believe and trust in Him. Let God guide you as you walk through life keeping His Word in your heart.
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
God is more pleased with us showing mercy, love and compassion towards all people rather than formalities. More than sacrifices God wants you to know Him on a personal level. He wants you to trust in Him, submit to His will and be obedient to His laws. God wants you to worship Him in spirit and in truth rather than go through the motion of ceremonies when your heart is not right with Him. Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion, but God wants your heart to be truly in it for the right reasons otherwise, they are meaningless.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Everything has a time and a season. Everything from the creation of earth to the second coming of Jesus Christ and more have been preordained by God. There will be good times, hard times, growing times, quiet times, times of suffering, times of joy and everything in nature also has its season. Every season you can imagine have all been planned and are done according to and for God’s purpose. The most important thing you need to know is that you never have to go through a season alone. You may not understand why things happen the way they do but you need to trust in God and believe that He is with you in every season and He loves you more than you will ever know.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good, to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
This is one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that no matter what the devil tries to use to harm us God can turn it around and it use it for good. God can use your past to help others and your deepest pain can be used to set your calling in motion. God has a plan and a purpose for your life so no matter you’ve been through, what’s been done to you or what you’ve done God can still use you for His purpose. Trust in God and don’t give up.
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
It’s easy to profess your faith when everything is going well. The greatest acts of faith are proven when you trust in God when things go wrong, when things are out of your own control. By faith and prayer, you can take your troubles to the throne for God’s mercy and protection. There will be times when God delivers you from the storm and there will be times when He allows you to go through the storm so that when it’s over you come out stronger than before. If you find yourself going through a storm, take refuge in the shadow of His wings and remember that He will always be with you and He will see you through it.
Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
Throughout the Bible there are stories of people who were in difficult situations but they made it through because they trusted in the Lord. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He helps those who put their faith, hope and trust in Him. If we are for Him, He is for us and if He is for us, we have nothing to fear. Confidently and expectantly look to God for help in all circumstances. His help is always on time and it’s always what we need.
The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain.”
The Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years because of their own disobedience and unbelief in God. If you feel like you’re wandering through life aimlessly without a purpose or direction, it’s time for you to start putting your complete trust in God. Start believing in His promises so you too can “get off the mountain”. It’s time to move forward by faith towards the plans God has for your life.