04 Never forsaken

Encouragement for difficult days:

Psalm 37:25
“ I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

David wrote these words out of his own experience with life. When he became old, he looked back and discovered how faithfully God had cared for him. In the NT we remember Jesus’ words in Matt. 28:20b:
“ Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

As we review the life of David, we realize that he was not always walking in the will of God. There were days when he was discouraged and wanted to quit. Read the Psalms and you will discover that often David was defeated and living under the dark cloud of doubt, but God was still with him. When David was in the caves, hiding from King Saul, God was with him. Even when David doubted that God could help him, God was still there. God did not forsake David in those hours of defeat and discouragement.

David’s salvation depended on the grace of God, not his own good works, and God was faithful to keep his promise. God is with us, and not against us. He lovingly warns us, convicts us, rebukes us, and, if necessary, chastens us; and all of this is proof that He has not forsaken us.

Also, God will provide our needs (not wants)! We will not have to beg for bread.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Put Jesus first in your life. Then we can truly be content with what we have, and our focus on life will be much better and healthier.


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