SELAH Daily Devtions!
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delliverth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
The Bible doesn’t lie to us! Neither does it sugarcoat the challenges facing our spirit to overcome a myriad of human experiences! The Scriptures reveal numerous accounts where God’s people found themselves in dire straits and having no other recourse, but to cry out to The Lord their God!
It’s been suggested that David penned today’s scripture text, reminiscing back to a time where, once again, he found himself having to flee from King Saul’s armies, being surrounded by his enemies, and narrowly escaping with his life. And here again, David testifies of God’s miraculous deliverance. (Ref. 1 Samuel 21:10-15)
We see The Apostle Paul declaring in 2 Timothy 3:12…’Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution,’ echoing David’s sentiment as he encourages his young protégée, Timothy, to expect afflictions and persecution as you walk with Jesus Christ.
The Bible never tells us that after we make the decision to live holy as unto The Lord, that we can just relax on a flowery bed of ease. Quite the opposite! Your very life becomes a reproof to those who do not live a Godly lifestyle and testifies against the Godlessness in others.
Afflictions, denotes suffering, pain and trouble that lasts for a loooong time. And many of us can raise both our hands and kick up our heels to attest to that fact ; YES! We have been enduring afflictions, persecution, pain and trouble for what seems a long time. Nevertheless, I come to remind the saints of God that we do have a remedy for every single one of life’s maladies.
Psalm 34:17 says …“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
As believers, we’ve been instructed to walk by faith, not feelings or fear! It’s during these night seasons when you can’t see God’s Hand, when you truly learn to trust His Heart and His Plan! No matter what you may be experiencing now, whether its physical, mental, financial or spiritual affliction, my precious sista, brother we can all rest assured because our God is always just one prayer away!
Your Adversary, Satan, feeds on your fear and works over-time to convince you that what’s now will be forever. BUT! As usual, the devil is a liar and he ain’t running nuffin! In fact, God knows exactly where you are and before He allowed you to enter into this season of testings and trails, HE HAS PREDETERMINED THE EXACT MOMENT OF YOUR DELIVERANCE! #didjaheardat? Oh Yeah! AIN’T NOBODY GOD BUT GOD!
You must never allow intimidating circumstances to lure you away from Abba’s Love! Commit yourself to The Sovereignty of The Lord Almighty. Afterall, He’s The One Who says when enough is enough!
PRECIOUS ONE, BECAUSE GOD HAS COMMITTED HIMSELF TO FAITHFULLY DELIVER HIS CHILDREN, WHO CAN PREVENT HIM? #juskeepinit100–flatout!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!