Fill Yourself With Truth Today
I was recently talking to a friend about walking through a very difficult personal situation, and she said to me, “I don’t understand why, if God says He blesses my obedience, this horrible thing is happening to me.” It’s an honest, valid thought, but we ended up landing on this: God’s blessings are our salvation, our peace of mind, our eternity with Him, the Holy Spirit living within us, and hope that He will work good out of our mess.
It takes knowing who God is to overcome the temptation to define Him by our circumstances. It takes studying His character so that when things go sour, we are ready to answer the doubts that inevitably rise up.
It makes me think about Jesus asking His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Who we believe God to be is of utmost importance. And where we get that information is just as vital. Circumstances change, but God and His Word do not. But you can’t trust Him if you don’t know that He is trustworthy. You can’t believe He is in charge if you don’t know that the Bible says that about Him.
We don’t study the Bible or listen to sermons just to get smarter; no, we fill ourselves with truth so we can stand firm on who God is and what He says in every season, in every circumstance. For He is good. He is trustworthy. He is all-powerful. He is not bound by time or space. And He loves us.