Lord God, You never cease to amaze me! You are involved so intimately in the lives of Your people. You genuinely care for them. It gives me such hope!
You warned the man and woman who made a room for Elisha to leave the country to spare them from a seven-year famine. And when they returned to beg for their house and land, You orchestrated that the king who could grant their plea, had just then heard about the miracle of Elisha raising their son from the dead!
The timing couldn’t have been better! They received back what they had given up to obey You, and more!
Another time, when the rulership had gotten so bad; leading Your people into idolatry and doing only evil in Your eyes, You took action. You had a just and godly ruler anointed over Israel. Under Jehu, the line of Ahab was removed. The people were able to return to worshiping You.
When Your servants Paul and Silas were imprisoned, beaten, and put under special guard, You orchestrated an earthquake to free them! Even more, You allowed them to work in the lives of their enemy, sharing the Gospel with their jailer, and bringing salvation to him and his family!
How can I doubt
that You, who have done all this on behalf of Your people,
will do the same for me?
How can I think
that my problems are beyond Your help?
You, who control earthquakes and famines, kings and jailers!
I am Your servant, Lord. So I cry to You for mercy. I rely on Your character of faithfulness and righteousness to defeat the enemy that pursues me and crushes me to the ground.
Even when circumstances discourage me, and cause my spirit to grow faint and my heart to be dismayed, I remember these and other works of deliverance. I meditate on all You have done and consider the power in Your hands.
And I know, without a doubt, that You will preserve me in Your righteousness. And that I am Yours forever. Amen
2 Kings 8:1-6; 9:1-13; Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 143:1-12
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