The LORD Preserves
The LORD Preserves
When we are truly honest in looking at ourselves, we need to admit that there are times we’ve done some dumb things. They are things we’d rather forget about. We have to admit that we really weren’t thinking straight at the time and were just too caught up in the moment with our wayward desires. We all do foolish things and we all need guidance.
God knows how we are. We are often called His little lambs and His beloved children. God greatly desires to show us the right way and we need to listen to His advice. If we refuse to listen to our Creator and heavenly Father, we can end up in more trouble than we ever thought possible. Our imaginations cannot envision all the problems we can bring upon ourselves, just because we didn’t listen to the wisdom of God.
If we always remember how very much we need God’s guidance and put our faith in His eternal wisdom, we have a special promise from God in Psalm 116:5-6,
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
This psalmist realized that he had weaknesses and needed to depend on the LORD. In life’s problems, he was made to face distress and sorrow — just like we do. But, “simple” as he was, he remembered that he could turn to the Lord for the help he needed. So, he did the right thing. In verse 4 he called out,
O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!
The word “simple” in Hebrew includes the description of one who is easily persuaded or enticed — someone who tends to believe others too readily. It is often translated as “naive” or “too open-minded”. We’ve all been there — done that. That is why this psalmist was wise in turning to the LORD for help. He admitted to the LORD that he was helpless and trusted in the LORD to hear his supplications.
In all of our simplicity as God’s dear children, let us always remember that our heavenly Father still greatly desires for us to turn to Him for the help we desperately need. Let us never be too ashamed to turn to the Lord, who is always faithful in His love towards us. God is not asking too much of us when He desires to help us in our needs.
The psalmist received the help he needed and was ever so glad to render to the LORD the very best of his thanksgiving in the presence of all God’s people. He was so glad he turned to the LORD. We can be glad, too.
As we daily turn to our Savior, as His own dear children, let us depend on His love to help us in all our needs and say, “Hallelujah! Lord, You are always so faithful, even when we have strayed and disregarded You. Thank You for always calling us Your own dear children.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.