Daily Devotional, December 14th
A Fitness magazine poll of 1,000 women found that women are willing to take drastic steps to reach their ideal weight: Twenty-three percent said they would spend a week in jail. Twenty-three percent would shave their head. Twenty-two percent would wear a bikini on TV. Twenty-one percent would trade 10 years of their life to lose some pounds.
It's apparent that some people are obsessed with their weight. And just as these women are concerned about watching their weight, there's a different "wait" that God calls His children to keep their eyes on. In Psalm 27, David watched his "wait" by taking a power step of renewal (v.14). He renewed his confidence in God's attributes. In the first verse, he declared that God was his light. David shed pounds of fear and doubt when he recognized the brilliant, divine light of God's character. The light of God's holy nature gave David strength to wait with unswerving faith.
David also affirmed that God was his salvation (v.1). This means that, even though God did not deliver him from every distress, David believed that God could provide physical and spiritual deliverance from present and future dangers (vv.2-3).
Finally, David declared that God was his fortress (v.1). He waited on God for deliverance, for God alone could keep him safe in dangerous situations. David watched his wait through unswerving confidence in God Himself (v.5).
We can experience this confidence! Let's watch our wait today by taking time to exercise new truths we've learned about God and tone up what we already know about Him as found in God's Word (v.11). When these truths become part of our everyday exercise routine, God will give us the power to work through our circumstances with confidence in Him. , Marvin Williams, Our Daily Journey
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