Looking back thru my journal this past week, reviewing the highs and lows, the lessons I’ve learned, those I’m still learning and even those I’m unlearning, I am pleasantly astounded at how He speaks to us thru His Word, if we’ll only stop and listen. And I don’t even know why I’m so surprised because He does it again and again, despite me and despite this COVID-19 😊
No matter what situation you or I find ourselves in, this verse is a powerful source of encouragement. It can be a life preserver in the midst of the sea, an anchor for our souls. What is so sovereign about this verse is it speaks to us differently EVERY time we read it. Why or how? Because life keeps happening and with life comes different storms of trials and circumstances.
Friend, in this global time of uncertainty, may I encourage you to look at this verse, read it, then
say it aloud again and again. I guarantee you that when you do this and allow it to soak into your soul, it will bloom in your life:
Psalm 138:8: The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.
Now put the “thing that concerns you” in that portion of scripture. I’ll go first:
The Lord will perfect my marriage…
Here’s the condition to the promise: Does it concern us or consume us? If it’s consuming us then we’re not trusting Him to perfect whatever it is that is concerning. So what is the “thing that concerns” you? Is it finances, your job, and all the other monetary things that are being threatened by this global pandemic?
What if we were to live like we believed the words in this promise? Would we finally stay still on the Potter’s wheel and let Him have His way, allowing Him to perfect us in the process to prepare us for the promise, not allowing ourselves to be consumed by that which concerns us?
Trying to not be consumed by that which concerns me…