You keep showing up and you remain faithful because your Heavenly Father never promised that this life would be without problems and challenges. “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19). The cares of this world will try to choke out His word from your heart, but you learn to process pressure with prayer. This is your relief valve that vents frustrations to your Father in heaven. Don’t lie down in self-pity. Instead, reach out to the Lord and let Him lift you up.
We will fall down and scrape our soul, bruise our pride and arouse our anger. However, what makes a disciple of Christ is the determination to remain faithful. Keep showing up when others let you down. Keep showing up when your finances fade. Keep showing up when you are treated unfairly. Keep showing up when you are sad and uncertain. Keep showing up and God’s grace will break in and overcome you with peace. He blesses righteous resilience.
Rise from your fall into sin and face your Savior with remorse and repentance. Rise from your fall from the sin of others and face your enemies with forgiveness and grace. Rise from your financial free fall and face life with faith and generosity. Jesus showed up for you on the old rugged cross in middle of His injustice and brokenness. He still shows up ever interceding on your behalf. “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword” (Romans 8:33-35)? Do I regularly thank the Lord for showing up for me? Will I show up on behalf of others?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
June 18, 2021
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June 17, 2021
“We are never abandoned and we must seek to live faithfully even in the midst of our trials.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 17, 2021 If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn [...]
June 16, 2021
“Dads who practice intentionality in loving their children experience the love of adult children.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 16, 2021 Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost. Proverbs 22:6, The Message Two or three times a year I have the joy and privilege of [...]