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Did I Lose My Way?

Sometimes the ordinary things of this world lead us to feel that we no longer have the strength to achieve what we desire and yearn for. In simple words, we feel that our soul is fainting. However, we read that David, in the midst of adversity, remembered that God was his refuge and the place where he could regain strength that he had lost.

I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psalm 18:1-2  NIV).

In the middle of a test, David remembered, sang, and confessed with his mouth that his strength did not depend on himself, but rather on someone higher, stronger and with more wisdom than he had — the quintessential creator God.

Even in his weakness, David recorded and confessed to God that he loved Him with all his life and the strength he had left. He knew that his strength would prevail like that of the buffalo. The moments of anguish that David went through repeatedly had a common denominator, even after sin and discouragement set in. David knew that if at any time he walked away from God, He would be there for David if he had enough courage to turn around, repent and seek only Him.

I remember the time I was in a car accident a few years ago. I was a young man and enthusiastically debuting my first car. Unfortunately, inexperience on a rain-soaked road caused me to lose control of my vehicle and it overturned. It was one of the most terrible experiences of my life. I remember that when I was inside the overturned vehicle, I earnestly prayed to God to let me live and I asked Him with all my might. In that place, praying alone in the dark and with no one around to help me, I remembered the loneliness that David felt so many times. I also remembered that God never leaves us and takes care of us like a mother hen takes care of her chicks. Suddenly, people appeared, no doubt sent by God to help me by illuminating my literal darkness with light and hope in that moment of great anguish.

Psalm 18 tells us how God protects us from evil and how His immense love leads us from glory to glory. It also gives us clues on how to overcome circumstances and our spiritual enemies who, although unseen, attack us in our daily lives.

Without a doubt, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and His Word actively achieves wholeness and perfection in our lives. In Psalm 19:10 we read that the Word of God is pure and always stands firm. His decisions are both true and just. The following of the Word and his certainty that God’s advice is true and just, are part of what sustained David in hard times.

In my daily work with CBN Guatemala, I have learned that situations have better outcomes if I let myself be guided by what the Bible says. I know that if I have problems to solve, God is the only one who can guide me to make the best decision, and this brings spectacular benefits. Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we want, but without a doubt, God is in control and knows what is best for our benefit and that of CBN.

Our daily circumstances will not always be joyful, but if we are certain that God is our protection and we are guided by His Word, we will be guaranteed success in our lives, because we are confident that God welcomes what we think and say before Him.

What guidance does the Bible have for situations you are facing today? Will you trust God to help you make the best decisions?

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Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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