"Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge. I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” (Psalm 16: 1-2)
God promises that He will shelter you and keep you safe. This doesn't mean that everything will go as we want it to. Sometimes God allows things to happen to test our faith. Through the tests and trials, we can trust that He is in control of our lives and will never let us fall.
We will have aches and heartaches in this life---no one get a free ride-- But God promises that if we run to Him, He will protect us.
Everything we have comes from God.
God is the One who gives! During the time we struggle, we need to remember who in charge of it all. Ask God to teach you during the difficult seasons.
God may allow hard times to come, and blessings to diminish to test our worship. Are we worshiping the stuff? Do we worship because of the blessings?
You can rest assured in God. You can fully lean and trust in Him. In the good times and bad, He is the Rock you can stand on.
"Rejoice in the Lord, always," refers to every situation good, bad and ugly. God is in control and we should rejoice that God is God. The stuff comes and goes; but God is forever!
Following the path,