“A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand. I have been young, and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging bread. He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing” (Psalms 37: 23-26 HCSB).
Those words are a comfort to many. They are reassuring. It doesn’t make any difference whether the circumstances are great or small.
Everything that happens in our lives has a purpose. It is up to us to figure out why. One thing is sure, He is there with us—every step of the way.
Now that I am old, according to my daughter, I need to be more cautious. Even though I think I am, I know that God is protecting me. He has in the past, present, and will in the future. One of the big things we tend to forget is that the Lord is always with His children. It doesn’t make any difference whether His family realizes it or not; God is faithful and true to His word all the time.
The book of James says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:2-5 NIV).
Trials produce patience, and patience enhances wisdom. Trials have a way of developing more faith in God. It is that faith that enables the child of God to please Him (Hebrews 11:6 NIV).
Whether times are good or not, God is always with us. Prayer is our way of communicating with Him. It does little good for believers to take a long walk with a companion, and not talk to each other. Our Christian walk needs not only companionship but also conversation. So, let’s talk with God and follow His instructions.