[CF Devotionals] 2005-06-26 - He is Trustworthy

Psalm 6, Part 6

The Lord loves and cares for us. If we remind ourselves of His many blessings, we will be able to bring life back into perspective. We know we can trust the Lord because He is trustworthy.

"In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?" (Psalm 56:4)

Final Comments: Counting sheep doesn't seem to work very well on the nights where the waves seem to be washing over us. Instead of sheep, maybe we should be counting the blessings of the Lord. If we remember what the Lord has done for us, things come back into perspective. We remember once again that life comes from God.

Yes, we've all experienced times when the waves of life seem to be overwhelming. We want to cry out "enough already!" But the solution is not a change in circumstances, but a change in focus. We must move our attention from the waves to the Lord. We do this by two specific types of prayer: thanksgiving and petition.

The key to living above our circumstances, not under them, is by clinging to the Lord, to the reality of His presence in our lives, and the comfort that comes with the knowledge that the Creator of the Universe loves and cares for us. These, then, are the steps to resting in God, when rest seems to elude us. And so, may we be able to sing with Jean Pigott:

Jesus, I am resting, resting
In the joy of what Thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.

Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power
Thou hast made me whole. 4

4 Pigott, Jean Sophia, "Jesus, I Am Resting," Music copyright--Marshall, Morgan and Scott.

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