And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
The only way to know God is to seek Him with all of your heart. Spend time with Him in prayer, read the Holy Bible, really make an effort to understand who He is. The more you seek God in faith, the more you will come to know Him, the more you know Him, the more you will trust Him. When you experience God’s love, grace and mercy for yourself, you will come to completely trust in Him and realize that He will never abandon you.
The devil 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 achieve 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 will never lead you in the wrong direction. Don’t let fear keep you from living the life God has planned for you.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
It’s not always easy being a Christian in this crazy world and believe me we have it easy compared to what others go through. But even when it seems hard to keep our faith we need to hang in there. Our sufferings are just a moment in time and our glory will be eternal, it will all be worth it when we get to heaven.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.
The Bible doesn’t say, “Give thanks to the Lord when you feel good or when things are going good”. It says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good”. Giving thanks shouldn’t be based on how we feel, it should be based on who God is, and He is good. There is always something to be thankful for.
Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you. What better reassurance can you get? God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen you, help you, and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is. Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.
The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
If you read your Bible in faith, studying the truth, asking God to give you understanding of what was, what is, and what is to come the Lord, by His grace, will enlighten your mind and soul. God’s word gives understanding to all who seek Him.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
We are fighting a spiritual battle every day and we never know what the new day will bring. We always need to be vigilant, on guard, standing firm in our beliefs, being brave and courageous each day. Start each day with prayer asking God to give you courage and strength to face whatever comes your way today and every day.