Thursday, February 18, 2010

Psalm 18:19

“He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.”

Do you believe God delights in you?

I don’t feel very delightful times... But the one thing I know is that He loves me, He delights in me and He has shared with me His thoughts and sweet songs sung over me many times. This I believe without any doubt!

Do you trust God to keep you safe?

I trust God!      Usually.....      To a point....

I want comfort. God desires holiness.

The two are not always going to be compatible. In fact, they rarely will be. I cringe at discomfort. I feel better when I am in my element and have—at least in my own opinion—some control of the situation. The element of risk is not popular with me.

I desire to be pressed, but I have a fear of the pressing.

God is not my safety net that I question to catch me should I fall. God is the support—the strength—that holds me up. Always! I am safe because He never leaves me.

He doesn’t doubt me. I doubt myself.

God sees within and within me is His Son. God will not fail me. His Son will not fail me. I will not fail as long as I keep my heart fixed on them.

So why do I fear the pressing?

Because deep down I fear that God will fail me. I fear that things will go His way and not mine. I fear what His way may be. I want God’s will. He sees that. He knows that. But I fear what that looks like. What it will take—cost—to get there!

What is the root to all this fear? That is the question I have to ask God so that I can repent, rebuke, receive, rejoice and walk renewed.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32

Are you walking free? What are your questions for God today?