A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.
He Gives Good Gifts to His Children
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. - Psalm 34:8-10
I Can Trust the Lord Today
The Lord is good to me. I want to be a man who sees that and says it. Who knows it in my innermost thoughts where that awareness bubbles up regularly.
I am a believer. When the psalmist says "Blessed is the man who trusts in Him," that means believers can do it. That means I CAN trust the Lord today.
It is certainly true that I may need to confess sin. And confession leads to fearing the Lord. It's in my strutting pride, my quiet pride, my wall of pride, that I don't confess and don't fear Him readily. My pride falls away as I fear Him. And I fear Him when I am humble. They go together.
The Lord Provides
And when I am humble. When the Holy Spirit fills up that spot where the pride lived. When I fear Him, He takes care of me.
Wait. I don't want to be taken care of... I am an American man. I take care of myself.
Right. That has gone so well for me (not so much)!
I need the Lord. I need to search out who He is. As I admit my need, I release my pride. He heals and forgives. He moves me.
And I lack no good thing. He provides.
Jehovah Jireh, my provider, your grace is sufficient for me. Today Lord, show me how to release this pride and welcome you to fill me. To make me a lover of you and your people. May I run to you when I sin. May the Father be glorified through Christ in me today as my pride melts, as I trust You, as I admit my need, as I am convicted and confess my sin.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
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