Psalm 9: 10
And those who know Your name will put their trust in you; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. (N.K.J.V.)
Those words speak comfort to me. The Lord has not forsaken those who seek Him. Some of you reading this right now may be thinking, “It feels like He has forsaken me. When will this storm raging around me finally settle?” I wish I had the answer for you. I don’t. But I can say with great conviction that every word in the Bible is a true promise. His promises do not fail. The Bible cries love, breathes grace, and was written for all of us.
Not long ago, I was reading the story of Noah. I’ve probably read it hundreds of times before. However, the last time I read it, something struck me in a new way.
So, those that entered male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; AND THE LORD SHUT HIM IN. (N.K.J.V.)
God told Noah to build the ark. Noah was obedient and when it was time for the rain to fall, the LORD SHUT HIM IN! Right now, as I read those words they speak to me of the safety and mercy of God. In this story, God was literally shutting Noah in the ark. Yet, it serves as a powerful metaphor for all of us who need to be reminded of the safety of God.
No matter what you are living through, God will shut you in. He will lift you up above the flood. It may seem as if the water is rapidly closing in on you but God will not allow it. If you seek Him, He will NOT forsake you. Regardless of the outcome of any circumstance, we must remember this world is not our home. God has a much bigger picture in mind for each one of us. It is the reason He sent His Son.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (N.K.J.V.)
He will not forsake you. Open your Bible today, find a promise and cling to it.