Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances… Psalm 119:89-90
We all struggle with spiritual discouragement and lethargy. Some days our circumstances threaten to overwhelm us, and we struggle just to pray. Many times we just don’t feel like doing the things we know we should. For one reason or another, God sometimes seems far off and unreachable.
David faced times like these in his life. The Psalms are filled with verses that express his despair and feeling of abandonment. It is good to note that our circumstances or feelings have not and cannot change God. He is the same God today as He was when He hung the stars in the sky, led the Israelites through the Red Sea , and fed the five thousand.
All things, even the things affecting me right now, are God’s servants according to verse 91 of our text. The circumstance, people, and events around me are all under God. They are His servants, designed to help and bless me spiritually. Next time you feel spiritually drained or inadequate, remember that you have a choice. You can wrap yourself up in excuses and self-pity, or you can choose to draw your strength from an unchanging God.
I Declare: Today I declare my dependence on God’s immutable and unchanging nature, God watches over His word to execute it in my life. All things are God’s servants for my good.
Ignite Thought:God’s commitment to us is as sure as the ordinances undergirding the earth.