I find it interesting how we can go for days and weeks without taking the time to really appreciate how God takes care of us. We are so wrapped up in our own little world that we fail to see how He is involved in our daily lives. The past few weeks have offered me a number of reminders that I am one of those very people who I have just described. But I suspect there are others that find themselves in the same predicament. And If that is so how do we make the adjustments necessary to bring us back to reality? Well, I choose to turn to the only truly reliable source, the Bible. I have found through the years that God’s Word provides the answer to any and all questions and problems that we encounter and that even includes our own complacency.
There is no situation that we can find ourselves in that takes Him by surprise and when we turn to Him and His word with repentant hearts, He is quick to restore us. His word is filled with promise after promise and He never fails to keep any of them. When we are hurting, He soothes the pain. When we are discouraged, He brings us hope. When we are lonely, He fills our lives. When we are disobedient, He disciplines us like a loving Father should.
It never fails to amaze me how His word is applicable to any unwelcome situation we find ourselves in or to any bad circumstances that surface, even those of our very own making. In any and all of those instances we should be reminded of what happened to us when we were saved. If we truly turned our lives over to Him and put all of our faith and trust in Him, we can rest assured that He will be faithful to us just as He promised. He is the Rock of our salvation and in Him only do we trust.
So when we’ve let the world and our flesh take us where we don’t need to be, we can find comfort in the fact that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness. We can’t ask for anything better than that. To God be all the glory, honor, and praise!