by Lisa Leidenfrost
It is amazing how each day our perception can get just a little bit skewed and we need to go back to God’s Word to right it again. When we are in heavy trials, our perception of God can get really cock-eyed.
When that happens, how we interpret our trial and our life can then be off and this makes our trial even harder. This is why it is important to be constantly going back to the facts to stand on when the world doesn’t make sense. When going through a rough time, to keep your perception of God intact, find the verses that state who He is and you can trust God that He actually is who He says He is.
These are ‘fact’ verses and you can stand on them as an immovable rock. They are all over the Bible, but the Psalms are particularly rich. Here are some:
Psalm 18:2-3 ‟The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;”
Psalm 16:5-6 ‟O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot.”
Psalm 16 states that even if we think we are getting the short end of the stick in life, we really are not, because God is our portion and it is a good portion. He is our inheritance and it is a rich one. He is our cup and it is not half full, but running over. He maintains our lot. He maintains our life.
7-8 ‟I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”
God gives us counsel and instruction.
8 ‟I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
Because of who God is, the Psalmist is willing to put His Lord always before him, and that means following him no matter where He leads. That is trust for you, and confidence. The result is this:
8b ‟Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”
11 ‟You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
God’s presence keeps us from being moved. We have joy in His presence and in Him there are pleasures forevermore, even in the midst of severe trial.