"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

January 18, 2013

Our God Saves

A week ago I was reading from Psalm 25 when verses 4-5 caught my attention, so I wrote them down in my journal thinking they were good verses, but they weren't particularly meaningful at that moment.

Little did I know they were just what I needed to read this week!
"Show me the right path, O Lord;  point out the road for me to follow.  Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me.  All day long I put my hope in you."
What does it mean to be saved by God?  Is it only something that happens when we're in distress or feeling blue?

Often, it seems, this is how we "use" God.  We go about life on our own, knowing that God is there, but things are good right now.  But when things change, when we run into an unexpected problem, we beg God to save us, take away all our troubles.  "Don't make me go through this!"

Even in our hard times, God is there.  He's growing us.  It's painful, but sometime we have to struggle through the wetlands or fall down and scratch up our knees.  If we don't, we won't grow.  We'll never know the greatness of God's love, the power that he has to save us every day.

I need to think of God saving me every day.  Even in the little things, the small miracles, that we can easily overlook or brush off as coincidence.  But I think I need to see those and recognize that it is God, to see that He saves me every day.  Then my hope will be in Him all day long, I will know God's love, His provision, His power, and His promises for my life.

We will struggle, but we can choose to struggle with God at our side, all around us, holding us together so that we will not fall to pieces of despair.

God is my hope, He is the Truth, He is the God who saves, every day.

His love is written in the sky!

1 comment:

  1. Is that a "Heart" in the sky?? Thanks for putting your thoughts into words!