Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Look at me, God…
Ever feel like it’s you against the world?
Ever feel like even the hairs on your head are worst enemy?
Ever feel like your good news bank account is way overdrawn?
Ever feel like you don’t stand a chance against the rats in the rat race?
If you’ve answer yes to any of these or if you’ve a list all your own then take heart because you’re not alone thousands of years the Psalmist felt the very same way. Out of his experience he wrote.
“How long, Lord, will you continue to ignore me? How long will you pay no attention to me? How long must I worry, and suffer in broad daylight? How long will my enemy gloat over me?
Look at me!
Answer me, O Lord my God! Revive me, or else I will die! Then my enemy will say, “I have defeated him!” Then my foes will rejoice because I am upended.
But I trust in your faithfulness. May I rejoice because of your deliverance! I will sing praises to the Lord when he vindicates me.” (Psalms 13:1 – 13:6 NET Bible)
After pouring out his frustrations notice how he ended. He knew his trust in the Lord in spite of the frustrations would be rewarded when the Lord’s plan for his life played itself out. He knew the day would come when the Joy of Lord would radiate from his life silencing all his foes. And he knew one more thing, he knew if his words preserved they would be source of encouragement for you.
Please re-read the words once more not thinking of the Psalmist but of yourself.
Believe! Anticipate! Experience! Be transformed!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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The LORD gives strength to those who are weary… But those who trust the LORD will find new strength…” (Isaiah 40:29, 31 CEV)
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