The Answers as We Step Ahead

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Reading over the last few weeks in Psalms 132-138, David teaches us some great lessons. He teaches us to seek God’s will, to have the desire to carry out the plan, and to believe God will work it out. Nothing can satisfy like Jesus because His presence is the treasure of our heart and soul. Our days on earth are difficult at times but the hope Jesus provides inspires and gives desire to fulfill all that God has for us. 

We learned about unity in Psalm 133-134. Christians that stand together become strong enough to cause the enemy to have second thoughts. If you try to break one stick, it’s easy but three or four sticks together are hard to break. The same principle works in a community of faith. The more that stick together, the harder it is for the enemy to break. Like with suspension bridges as one strand of wire is easy to break but many stranded together form a cable that is strong enough to support a bridge.

Understand that God has given us a common purpose as believers. Therefore a bond or chemistry develops and a group working for a common purpose achieves results that matter. Claim your identity but also tap into the abundant skills from others in the church body as we complement each other. Build up and encourage each other to use the strength God has given each of us for His glory.

Why do we praise God? Because He has the power and can keep us on the path to victory. Let’s put our attention on God and receive riches greater than silver and gold. His love endures forever and this prompts many to persevere during difficult times. God knows all about us and sees value in each of us. He takes active concern in our life and mercifully prearranged a gift of love in His Son. What an example to follow and this love in action gives inspiration as we follow this pathway to passion with grace.

The lesson we learned from Psalm 137 is how we should respond to a difficult situation? We should cheer up for there is hope for the future. We should ask God to open doors and believe they will be opened. During difficulty, God works in our life so we can rejoice even in tough times. We can press on with patience, passion, and persistence; seeing problems as guidelines and not stop signs. Let us trust in God’s presence, His direction, and care. Let us understand that tough times build the foundation for strong character.

David is thankful as he praises God and writes Psalm 138. He is thankful for God’s love, faithfulness, and safety when being surrounded by enemies. In our time of need, we can have confidence about the future because God is in control and thoughts of fear can be mastered. We can praise God too because of His power, limitlessness, and promises.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve learned some great lessons from David. Now the plan is to learn lessons from a great female from the Bible by spending a few weeks in the book of Esther. Join me or check in often for thoughts and ideas as I share on a daily basis at: This Day with God.

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About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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  1. Pingback: Questions for Reflection to Help in the Study of Esther 1-4 | This Day With God

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