Scripture for the week of April 17, 2016
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:3-6 (NIV)
Have you ever felt the betrayal of someone in your circle of trust? Or reaped injustice that robbed you of the provision, peace and future you had hoped for? When all our hard work and good intentions have failed and we find ourselves in the dark pit of broken promises with the grief of dashed dreams, this scripture sheds the restoring light of hope into our hearts. We are encouraged to trust in the Lord, to do good, to focus our delight in the Lord and to commit our way unto Him. He promises to protect us and provide the place for us to dwell in safety with the provision we need. When nothing else makes sense, as we entrust our path to the Lord, He will show us the way to go and is able to fulfill the desires of our hearts. On top of all that, God promises the justice of vindication with the reward of setting everything right on our behalf like the bright and sunny dawning of a new day! Thank You, Lord.