VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019

PSALM 27:14

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

 

AFTER CRYING OUT TO THE LORD FOR DELIVERANCE FROM HIS PERSECUTORS, ADVERSARIES, & ENEMIES, THE PSALMIST RECOGNIZES HOW GOD HAS SHIELDED HIM FROM ALL HARM.

HE CRIES OUT TO THE LORD, HE ACKNOWLEDGES HIM, & HOW THAT HE KNOWS HE WOULD HAVE LOST HOPE/HEART IF HE DIDN’T HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD. HE KNOWS THAT GOD HIDES, SHIELDS, & PROTECTS HIM.

SO IN THE END, HE KNOWS THE ANSWER IS TO HANG ONTO THE LORD, PUT YOUR FAITH, HOPE & TRUST IN HIM; WAIT ON HIM; AND HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH. HE IS GIVING ADVICE FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCE.

AND IT IS GOOD ADVICE FOR US ALL. ADVICE BASED ON GOD’S PRINCIPLE: HE WILL MAKE PROVISION FOR THOSE WHO ARE HIS, WHO LOVE, BELIEVE IN, HONOUR, FOLLOW, & LIVE THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO HIS COMMANDMENTS, WAYS, & FOLLOW HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS. WHEN WE DO THIS, HE WILL GIVE US THE COURAGE & STRENGTH NEEDED TO GET THROUGH WHATEVER IT IS.

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