I encourage everyone in the faith to put their trust in Jesus. Only by doing this, will you be blessed and on the Lord’s side. As David said, 1“trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” (Psalm 37:3-5) You see, as you are in the presence of God, He will feed you with wisdom and knowledge. And because your desires are upright, He will act on them. Surely, it is when we commune with God often is when His desires become our own and we ask for the right things. This is when blessings start to pour in. Many people pray for things that they wish they had, however, we ought to be praying for what God desires for our lives. It is then that He will know that we are for Him and respond. You don’t need the things that the world offers to be happy, but the things that only God can supply you from heaven. You’d be surprised the type of person you can become through the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. As David also said, 1“a little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.” (Psalm 37:16) God knows what we need and will preserve us until due time in heaven. For it is written that 1“the Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.” (Psalm 37:18,19) If you are on His side, then you will never be ashamed of your belief in Christ, no matter what circumstance you are in.
Some of you may be praying for mercy and forgiveness. This is s a very good thing to do and praise be to God that you are giving your heart to Him now in prayer. Your confessions are heard and He will transform your life if you let Him. It is God’s will that you repent and become right with Him and only He can help you change your wicked ways. David said, 1“depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.” (Psalm 37:27,28) And your desire to walk in the ways of the Lord will not be for knot. It is because the day that you put your trust in Him and make Jesus Lord of your life, He will be with you from here on out. David continued and said, 1“but the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.” (Psalm 37:39,40) And if you fall, the Lord will help you recover and gain your strength back. It is written that 1“though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” (Psalm 37:24) So you have nothing to fear, for the Lord has got you by the hand. Just keep coming back to Him if you do fall, and the Lord will forgive you and give you renewed strength to resist temptation. So I pray that you will 1“wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee.” (Psalm 37:34) This is done when we continue to read the Bible daily and pray often. Keep calling upon the name of the Lord and you will be blessed.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that more people will put their trust in You and start living out their faith, starting today. May they find rest in Your presence and overcome what is holding them back in the world. You are the one that can guard their heart from slipping back in sin, for You are able to hold us up when we are falling. It is Your will that nobody would perish, but have mercy and forgiveness in their lives. Sure, there are people that will never give ear to You because of their stubbornness and hard heart, but even some people like this have hope still. Just like You did for me, You can take them in their broken state and give them the peace that they need. Even though they have broken Your commands, all they need to do, Lord, is call upon Your Name and there will be strength given to them in that moment. You are so merciful and compassionate for our needs and these people will not even know what hit them when Your presence enters their life. They may not have room for You now, but after they experience Your abundant joy and happiness, their lives be much different. Just like I never had time for You, I now have all the time in the world to study the Bible and to pray. You are all I need now to be happy, God, and I know that many people have come to the same realization that I have. What You can bless us with is far greater than what the world offers. No matter the abundance of riches and lustful fulfillment, there is no comparison to the joy that I have found in You. It cannot be replaced by things that are temporary, for Your mercy endures and grace forever. I am a blessed man, because You are now a big part of my everyday life. I love You Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 37 (KJV)
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.