Good Monday Morning from the Heartland.
Life is full of relationships, they are with family, friends, associates, coworkers and others, but none of these relationships are as vital as our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our relationship with our Lord is one that is comforting, instructive, merciful and empowering. I would like to look at these things a little deeper, beginning with comforting:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.
It makes a difference where we put our trust. Do we trust in people or institutions? Do we trust in ourselves… or do we trust in God?
No person is perfect; no person is strong enough to always be reliable, even if they desire to be. God is perfect and strong enough; we can always rely upon Him. Jesus has conquered sin and death; He has conquered the Devil. He is the one in whom we can always place our trust, and the result of this trustful awareness is that we will be comforted in times of trial.
Things may not always turn out the way we desire for them to turn out, but when we place our trust in our Lord and draw close to Him through times of trial, we can be secure in the knowledge that He will see us through, and that in the end we will spend eternity with Him. The things of this earth, even when they seem really difficult, are but a passing storm when we place ourselves in His loving arms.