“Delight thyself in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart“.– Psalm 37:4
Suffering loss can have a devastating affect on a person, leaving him in a pit of depression. And it doesn’t just go away because a certain amount of time has passed. The best way to deal with loss is to “Delight thyself in the LORD“. It might not change the circumstances, but it changes the Christian. God is the one constant in our life. Everything else is subject to change, but He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If we lose everything else He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. When we are abandoned by family and friends He is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother. When we focus on God rather than grief it gives us strength to go on.
When your spirit is overwhelmed within you, turn your attention to God’s greatness, goodness, and grace. Rather than thinking about what was taken from you thank God for the gift of life and the gifts of life. What you have as a Christian always out weighs what you had. So when it seems the very worst has happened, remember–the best is yet to come!But, before you can actually delight yourself in the Lord, you must “Trust in the LORD” (vs. 3). It is that life changing decision that enables us to walk by faith, rather than by sight, and to please God. And when He is pleased the floodgate of His exceeding great and precious promises are opened to us.–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346