[CF Devotionals] 2005-07-17 - Peace in Trust

Psalm 7, Part 6

And so, if we can trust in God, if we really understand He loves us, He is in control, He doesn't make mistakes, then we can give up the demand that circumstances meet our specifications. We can give up the demand that life be fair now. We can trust Him to care for us, even if the occurrences of our lives would seem to show the contrary. We do not have to be controlled by our circumstances, but instead can be controlled by the Lord.

What release - to be able to accept life as the Lord allows it to be. Yes, we can be in pain, we can be discouraged, we can even be frustrated, but we can also be at peace because God loves us. We know that God's justice will finally be carried out. We will finally be vindicated. We will finally have our tears dried.

" The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The Lord has spoken" (Isaiah 25: 8).

It is for this reason that the hope of the church is the coming of the Lord. And so, let us live in this reality. We can be freed from circumstances, looking for the return of the Lord and offering the way to salvation and freedom to all those the Lord puts in our path. Praise the Lord, He has given us a way to build that which is lasting, that which will last forever.

"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning star. The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen, Come, Lord Jesus." (Revelation 22:12-13, 16-17, 20).

Psalms study to be continued.

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