I Just Keep Trusting My Lord
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. ~Psalm 119:87
How much can you take before you are ready to quit? I mean, how bad do things have to get before you feel like it is not worth it to trust in the Lord? We see the situation for the psalmist taking a turn for the worse. His foes are making an advance against him and he is suffering very badly. In spite of all this, we see a man who just keeps on trusting the Lord.
We see the fainting.
“My soul fainteth for thy salvation…. Mine eyes fail for thy word….” He is at a low point spiritually, emotionally, and physically. He is waiting for a word of comfort from God, but there is no immediate answer. He is losing hope that he will not win over the enemy. He is almost at the place where he is ready to quit. The extremes of trials in our life will test us in our resilience. What will discouragement do to you? How much is enough before you will quit?
We see the fearful.
The adversity has made advances on him. “For I am become like a bottle in the smoke…. How many are the days of thy servant?... The proud have digged pits for me…. They had almost consumed me upon earth….” He feels like he is being eaten alive! He sees the situation getting worse and the enemy getting the best of him. In essence, he is afraid that he will give up on God. He even asks how many days he has left. When our circumstances take a turn for the worse, we can become like this man and turn our eyes more on the problem than on the Lord. Our fears can bring out the worst in us and leave us feeling hopeless. "The fear of man bringeth a snare."
We see the faithful.
In spite of fainting and being fearful, this man is a true trooper. He remains faithful. He refuses to give up! “...But I hope in thy word…. Yet do I not forget thy statutes…. But I forsook not thy precepts….” He is clinging to God’s Word for hope! He remembers the promise that God will never leave him nor forsake him! He refuses to disobey God and become dishonorable. He will not curse God or his enemies! He is faithful in the midst of the storm! His motto is, “I just keep trusting my Lord!” All of us need to be like Eleazar, whose hand clave to the sword even as he was outnumbered. Be faithful!
We see the following.
This man is a powerful example for us to follow when we are going through tough times. Just keep trusting the Lord when darkness overshadows your life! Just keep trusting the Lord when there are no immediate answers! Just keep trusting the Lord when those who are against you keep digging more pits for you to fall into. Hold your Bible close to your heart, stay bent on your knees, and have faith in God’s love to get you through your difficult situation. Say like this man, “I just keep trusting my Lord!”
Have a faithful God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Acts 9-10