“If GOD hadn’t been there for me, I never would have made it. The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, GOD, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up.”
Psalm 94:16-19 MSG
I read this piece of scripture the other day and it smacked me in the face. I had been sulking, because of some stressful situations going on in our family life recently.
I tend to over evaluate my situation when difficult times come. I often make the worst of the situation, focusing on how terrible things are.
I think it’s too easy sometimes for us to ignore God’s grace, and focus instead on the things of the world. The things that make it so easy to be miserable, and stay that way. The enemy wants us to stay upset, depressed and even suicidal, so that we don’t focus on what God has actually done for us.
In our scripture for today, the Psalmist reminds us how lost we would be “If God’s Love hadn’t been there. He reiterates that point by writing “We quite frankly “Wouldn’t have made it.”
The reason this peace of Old Testament literature hit me so hard, is because of how relevant it is to us today. As we read it in the contemporary paraphrased words of Eugene Peterson’s “The Message Bible”, We can clearly hear the Psalmist thanking God for his commitment and love. Reminding us how God’s Love is like the strong hands of our father, that reach out and hold on when we are slipping away.
Thank you Lord for never giving up on me. Even when I deserved it.
Like the scripture above, today’s blog is short, and to the point.
Sometimes we need that, to remind us of what really matters.
What do you think?
Till next week,