“Those who look to him for help are happy; their faces are not ashamed.”
God responds to pleas for help and leaves those who look to him in a state of blessedness, as David found before Abimelech.
Life’s upsets need not sour the Christian’s disposition, for God is his constant.
#VOTD #God #joy
“Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1.3-4
After all their problems, the Corinthians needed to hear about God’s mercies and comfort and to know that they were in a unique position to help others.
The person of faith always looks outside self, even in the midst of troubles, to help others, for this is the nature of God as love.
#VOTD #comfort #God
“Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast?
Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne?
Even if mothers were to forget,
I could never forget you!”
God uses the figure of a mother to describe his compassion for Israel.
Can God truly be understood in human language? What dangers lurk here?
#VOTD #motherhood #God
“Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.”
Israel considered this text to be the great truth on which all else was based.
The one God brings unity to all of life and to the Christian’s life.
#VOTD #God #Shema
Is time our problem? God gives us all the time in the world to do his will.
Is money our problem? God provides us all we need, when we seek his kingdom first.
Is will our problem? God even gives us the desire.
Is tiredness our problem? God gives us rest in Christ.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Time, force, energy, space, and matter are all present in this verse.
How does this truth make a difference in one’s daily life?
#VOTD #creation #God
“When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.”
Psalm 142.3a NLT
David was on the run, boxed in inside a cave, hunted by enemies.
How does God show us which way to turn?
#VOTD #God #guidance