Are You Deeply Rooted in God’s Truth and Promises?
Your hands have made and fashioned me;
give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice,
because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O LORD, that your rules are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 Let your steadfast love comfort me
according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live;
for your law is my delight.
78 Let the insolent be put to shame,
because they have wronged me with falsehood;
as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me,
that they may know your testimonies.
80 May my heart be blameless in your statutes,
that I may not be put to shame!
When we experience hardships, we know we have a faithful loving Father who has a good reason for allowing those hardships in our life. We are forced to cling by faith to God's promises for us in His Word, but we must cultivate those truths in our lives.
- Have you asked God to search your heart and help you see where you fall short of His standards?
- How do you deal with life when difficulty and hardships come? What is your view of God during these times? Do you feel resentful, or do you trust Him?
- Do you feel like you are deeply rooted in God's truth? What steps can you take to deepen your relationship with God?