It’s I WILL Wednesday!
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I WILL trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
This is another praise filled passage from the heart of King David. He ascribed to the Lord, the glory due unto His name (Psalm 29:2 ). Rock, Fortress, Deliverer, Strength, Shield, Horn of Salvation, and Stronghold are the attributes used to describe God. They are the reasons David could confidently say “My God . . . in whom I will trust.” Every beautiful truth about our Father proves that He is fully trustworthy.
Though this is true, many believers struggle in the area of trust. We believe, yes, truly believe, but when it comes to seeing the fruit in our own lives, we stop short of trusting with abandon. Even when we want to. Especially when we need to.
Some translations read “in whom I take refuge.” To take refuge is to find a safe place. This reminds me of the old hymn “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” The hymn writer shares about a sweet, tender place in his relationship with the Lord—a place of trust. That is a place where we can lay our burdens down, cast our cares at His feet, and receive the comfort and strength we sometimes so desperately need. The hymn writer ends the chorus in the popular hymn with the line, “O, for grace to trust Him more.” The days that I need to trust the most, are usually the days that my faith fails. That’s when I pray, “Father, give me the grace to trust you more.” He is faithful to give me the grace that I need to confidently trust. That’s why I will confess daily, I WILL trust!
Happy I Will Wednesday!
For this ‘I Will Wednesday’, we will actually be focusing on an ‘I Will Not’. Found in Psalm 3:5-6, King
David makes a declaration. He says I WILL not fear . . .
During this time in David’s life, he was running from his own son, Absalom, who had started a rebellion against him. He was forsaken by many who claimed to be his friend. His own people began to defect and join Absalom’s ranks. Trouble on every side, so much so that on-lookers felt like even God would not help him (Psalm 3:2).
In spite of it all, David did not allow the storms in his life to shake his faith. With resolve, he affirms that God is his shield, glory and the lifter of his head (Psalm 3:3). In the middle of his storm, when he should’ve been greatly troubled, David slept well because he knew that he was kept by the Lord (Psalm 3:5).
Today, all may not be as you think it should be. Troubling thoughts may attempt to derail you. You may feel that the storm you are in is overwhelming or even devastating. Even if family and friends have betrayed you, make this your declaration, I WILL not fear! We can endure our present circumstances with eyes fixed on our future hope. Then, when fear tries to creep in, be comforted by this truth; Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Psalm 3:5-6
I Thessalonians 5:16-18; Deuteronomy 5:33; Philippians 2:14-15; Colossians 3:15; Proverbs 16:3
Colossians 1:11; Deuteronomy 28:2; Romans 5:17; Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 28:3,6
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Colossians 3:15; Deuteronomy 28:9; Colossians 1:10; Philippians 2:4; 3 John 1:3
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We are finally in July! We are midway through the summer, children are out of school, schedules are changing but God’s Word still remains! Things are shifting and changing all around us, but we can still be confident that the Word W.O.R.K.S! I’m still hearing great things from you all and hope to continue hearing stories of renewed faith, hope, and joy as you Write the Word. God is so good.
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Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
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Your friend in the journey,
Hello dear ones!
Still writing? Many have expressed a desire to finish the year strong. Well here you are—a list of suggested scriptures for the month of May! Like always, use them as you see fit. Allow God’s Word to permeate your soul. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
Your friend in the journey,