Living on Promises

If you’re like most people nowadays, your head is probably spinning, and maybe your heart is even sinking as you try to understand the times we’re living in.  It’s easy to be shaken when when you discover that the ground that you thought was so firm under your feet turns out – not to be.  We’re looking for something to hold on to, and maybe even someone to explain the seeming unfairness of our circumstances.

In Psalm 73, Asaph was shaken as he wrestled with similar questions.  As he tried to understand the world he saw, it became too painful for him…until he went into the Sanctuary of God.  Interestingly, God didn’t give Asaph an explanation, He instead reminded him of His promises.  The Lord knew that Asaph wouldn’t find peace simply in an explanation, but he would find it when he rested in Him.  Isaiah put his trust in God when he wrote: “You will keep him in perfect peace, who’s mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

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