“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37:5-7
The older I get, the more the book of Job is a comfort to me. Having lost so much within a short period of time, the righteous man could have easily taken his eyes off the Lord and focused on his loss. Instead, he laid hold of his confidence in the Great Provider and exclaimed, “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him” (Job 13:15).
It’s so very important that our eyes are fixed on the Lord at all times. If they aren’t, our circumstances will dictate our emotions. When things go smoothly, we are happy. When times are rough, we are frustrated.
It’s vital that we remember God’s promises. Claiming them when disaster strikes keeps us steady. Knowing God’s nature (from studying His Word) reassures us of His faithfulness, His love, His justice, His righteousness.
Let’s commit together to trust Him in all circumstances, to follow Him closely. He will NEVER leave us, nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5)