'...You will live safely in the land and prosper.' Psalm 37:3 NLT
At risk of failing exams. At risk of getting fired. At risk of messing up your future and being stuck in the same dead end, mindless, spirit–sucking job forever. At risk of bullying. At risk of never meeting that special someone and end up dying alone. At risk of identity theft. At risk of software crashing. At risk of friends betraying you. At risk of a ten–tonne bus crashing into you. At risk of a meteorite smashing into your car. At risk of cellulite. At risk of your sniffle turning into that deadly disease you googled.
Living in 2014 is a risky business. Best roll yourself into a blanket of bubble wrap, cross your fingers and hope you get through this year risk–free, right? Flip! How did anyone ever get by in the old days? Perhaps they went to bed with this promise, ‘Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you… Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act…The Lord rescues the godly; He is their fortress in times of trouble. The Lord helps them…He saves them, and they find shelter in Him.’ (Psalm 37:1–7; 39–40 NLT)
Y’know. It probably helped with perspective or something. If it hasn’t helped you regain perspective yet, read it once again. Take time to let it soak in deep.
SoulFood: Gen 10-12, Jn 13:1-17, Ps 95, Prov 30:29-33
word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd