March 8, 2019 – Psalm 138:6-7

Though the Lord is great, He cares for the humble, but He keeps his distance from the proud. Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out Your hand, and the power of your right-hand saves me. Psalm 138:6-7.

The Psalmist wrote these words testifying where his strength came from. The Lord is my strength and shield.
    I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7.   Even as David trusted God to protect him as he faced the giant, Goliath, with only three stones; we can trust God when all the darts the Evil One are thrown at us in life.  

Whose hand do you reach for in dark times when you are afraid?  By trusting Him and reaching for His Right Hand in the little things, our faith becomes strong. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6.   

Our confusion disappears when the life we choose to live centers in Jesus Christ.  No other man can bring us peace.

 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”  John 14:27.

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.  2 Corinthians 12:10

The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138:8.