Happy Monday, my friends!
One of my many favorite songs is Great is Thy Faithfulness.
It always reminds me of just how faithful God has been in my life. No matter how stubborn I may be, no matter how discouraged I may get, He is there. Those of you who have traveled this journey with me these past few years, know how discouraged I became sometimes!
Maybe, it takes those ups and downs to make you realize just how blessed you are. I know on my down days, He is there. On my up days, He is there! His faithfulness is always there!
There may be many definitions of success, but I believe the minute we stepped into this journey, we took the first step to success. Every little baby step thereafter is a success.
We have grown in knowledge, courage and strength. We have gained an inner peace and that is only because of God’s faithfulness. We are, and hopefully always will be, a work in progress. And God will remain faithful every day. Will you?
“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.”
In His light,
Your Help Makes Me Great
The Daniel Plan
Your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. —Psalm 18:35-36 NIV
In Psalm 18, David gives us a vivid picture of God meeting us where we are and providing what we need.
David is a warrior, and he’s grateful that God arms him with strength (verse 32), makes his feet sure-footed like a deer’s (verse 33), sustains him, and clears the path for him to march on.
When he says, “your help has made me great,” the word “help” could equally be translated as “gentleness” or “humility.” Imagine God humbling himself, bending down to our level so that he can give the help we need. Imagine him sweeping the rocks out of our path so that we don’t turn an ankle as we step forward.
As we’re trying to make changes on The Daniel Plan, we can easily feel stuck on what looks like a steep and rocky path. We feel we’ve gone only one mile in a twenty-five mile hike. Yet David says God will clear the path so that we don’t hurt ourselves and that he’ll be our support through the whole distance, each and every mile.
Food for Thought: Right now, God is sweeping rocks out of your path and bending down to help you persevere on the hike to the summit of his grace.