When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken…” You turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent, Lord my God, I will praise you forever. (vv. 6, 11-12)
Everything was going so well. Life was good, in fact, very good. It seemed that everything was falling perfectly into place. All my plans were being carried out to perfection! I felt very good about myself. I thought, nothing can shake me. I was pretty certain this was happening because I was a big deal! My prayer life was simple, “Thank you, God, for making my life so good. Thank you for making me somebody!” I knew God was good, because my life was good.
Then, the bottom fell out of my life. My world crashed down around me. Everything dried up. I lost it all! My first reaction was, “God, why have you deserted me? Where are you in my time of greatest need?”
Finally, I cried out to the Lord for help! I asked him to show me his mercy. I realized he had not deserted me. I was the one who had neglected my relationship with him. My desire for more and better, had left me trusting what I acquired, instead of the One who is the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17).
God heard and responded to my cry for help. He came to my side and rekindled our relationship. Today, I realize God is faithful in plenty and in poverty. I realize he longs for me to trust him with my daily needs. I realize what he gives me is meant to be shared with others, as he gives me opportunity.
Our prayer today is this: God, help me to be content with YOU! Lord, let me seek more and more of You, always! AmenTags: Bob, Church Blog, Pastor Bob, Pastors Blog