TUESDAY 1ST MARCH,2016
TOPIC: GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER FOR YOU
TEXT: Psalms 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield;The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly”
When God knows something is good for you He says ‘Yes’, and when it’s not He says ‘No’. Why would God say No to you? Maybe the timing is wrong, or He has something better in mind. Gratitude comes when you now realise what could have happened, but didn’t because God intervened. Stop trying to break loose from the loving grip of the One who holds you for your own protection. The Bible says: Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.
Commit everything you do to the Lord Trust Him, and He will help you…Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act’ (Psalms 37:4-7).’ What you’re so upset about now, you may be thanking God for later. The more spiritually mature you become, the more you begin to see how wise your heavenly Father is, and the more you learn to trust Him. The Psalmist wrote, ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want’ (Psalms 23:1 KJV).
What a picture: God leading you, God feeding you, God protecting you, God watching over you. Like a lifeguard at a beach, in order to save you. He will sometimes interrupt your life, risk embarrassing you in front of your friends, and maybe even bruise a rib or two. He loves you too much to let you drown in the thing you thought was so good for you. God really has something better for you! Study Psalms 85. The author of this Psalm praised the providence of God. He knew how the Lord provided for Israel in the past. Now he calls God to deliver His repentant people from the present evil (vs 4-7), and he confidently anticipated the answer to that prayer (vs 8-13). Keep looking UP.
MEDITATION: Matt 6:33
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 9:1-17/LEV 1,2&3/ PROV 20
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