Psalm 138

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. Psalm 138:7

F.B. Meyer discusses God’s guidance:

God guides us, often by circumstances. At one moment the way may seem utterly blocked; and then shortly afterward some trivial incident occurs, which might not seem much to others, but which to the keen eye of faith speaks volumes. . .

They are not haphazard results of chance, but the opening up of circumstances in the direction in which we would walk. And they begin to multiply as we advance toward our goal, just as the lights do as we near a populous town, when darting through the land by night express.

In times of trial, cling to the hope God has given you. Each of us has many candles of hope tucked away int he resources of memory. When David was on the run and hiding from King Saul, one of the ways he found encouragement was to think back to the times God had proven faithful in the past. He found hope and strength in the memory of the Lord’s goodness.

Cloistered away deep within David’s heart were the promises of God. Among them was a single promise that said one day he would sit on Israel’s throne. Circumstances and the envy of others did not change God’s plan for His servant. In the quotation, Meyer reminds us that at any moment God may open a previously locked door of blessing. Presently we may see sorrow and tragedy, but God sees victory.

Lord, I am so excited that at any moment You may open a previously locked door of blessing. Help me to be ready to walk through it.

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