Look at the way David handled himself in the face of discouragement. We will never feel good about ourselves without knowing how to handle moments of discouragement – and such moments can come often and even come in bunches.
God wants us to feel good about ourselves. I don’t mean that there are never times for sorrow and/or repentance. However, we are to live from joy to joy and strength to strength due to the resources He has poured into our lives. Though everyone may defy the power of God in our lives, what matters is what we – as individuals – believe.
Why was Joab found desperately holding on to the “horns” of the altar? Is there anything you are holding onto in hopes of finding security such as money, pride, happiness, or even other people? While these are mostly good things, nothing can save us apart from trusting in the sufficiency of Christ and His willingness to die in our place. Are you willing to let go of the “horns of the altar” to take hold of Christ?
Forgiveness is free. Forgiveness comes to us totally and completely. There is no such thing as partial or gradual forgiveness. It doesn’t come by inches. You’ve either got it or you don’t. Get this. You can have it today – 100 percent, and start again.
God will give as much grace as we need to work through the mess we’ve created, as much mercy as we need to experience full and complete forgiveness, as much power as we need to turn our lives around. God will give us as much peace as we need to overcome our fears and as much acceptance as we need to be free from guilt.
Does fear, trepidation, and anxiousness ever overwhelm your daily life? Do you have any interest in overcoming that fear, trepidation and anxiousness? The writer of Psalm 121 shows us how to live in the delightful reality of a moment-by-moment grace-filled life.