Verse of the Day Devotion: Psalm 94:19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
As the world moves forward, it is easy to see how people are getting nervous about where we are being taken. And we see this especially true in the United States. There is much we can talk about, however I want to focus on only a couple and hopefully bring some solace, for we have every reason to be at peace.
The first is the pandemic. We see all forms of fear being spread among people, such as if we get near someone infected by Covid-19 we will become infected as well and may die. It is important to remember that with God, all things are possible. “And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26. There is not one disease or illness that is beyond His ability to heal. David said it like this. “Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;” Psalm 103:1-4. God is fully capable of pardoning all our iniquities and to heal every one of our illnesses. And this includes COVID-19.
The other issue is the 2020 Presidential Election. The fear that is being perpetuated upon us is unbelievable. Yes, it does appear that the results of our election were manipulated to the benefit of the left. However, this should not be a reason for fear, for God is in control. Even though man believes he is, this is simply a delusion. Things may not go the way we want it to, but all will go well. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. I know I use this verse a lot, but to me it is one of the most comforting and uplifting in all of scripture. Not that some but ALL things work toward our good for those who love Him.
There is no reason for us to be anxious about these things, or anything else as well. As our focus verse says, “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19. We must reach out to God regarding these issues, and all others, and He will bring consolation to our souls. Let us look at some other verses that are comforting when understood and taken to heart. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. During these difficult times, look to God and He will be there to strengthen and comfort you. And God has plans for all of us. “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. Man’s plans may be self-centered and for the benefit of a few, however God says His plans for us are for our good, and to give us a glorious hope and future. What is happening now is nothing compared to the glory we shall see in our future. God has nothing but good planned for us. “The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, “Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,” Isaiah 14:24. And nothing can thwart this. “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?” Isaiah 14:27.
One thing I have learned in my many years as a true and devoted Christian is that though things may not look all that good and positive, God can bring us through anything that the enemy has planned. He knows the end from the beginning and He is completely in charge. As David said of Him, “Blessed are You, O LORD God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:10-11. Let us always remember this and focus our thoughts on His greatness and not man’s foolishness.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries.
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