Monday, March 11, 2013

Keep Me!

 8But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.
 9Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
 10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape. 
(Psalm 141:8-10, King James Version)

Keep Me!

As David gazed upon God, His Father, admitting that he trusted in none other, he plead, "Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins [traps] of the workers of iniquity." It is a desperate plea for desperate times. Yet, it was a confident plea, knowing that he could, indeed, trust God to guide and protect him even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Do we have this confidence in God? Do we understand that, no matter what our circumstances, He is always right beside us guiding and keeping us from evil? Even when our circumstances are simply overwhelming, do we have that sweet peace and confidence that God will guide us through to safety on the other side of this trial?

I fear that all too often we are so busy trying to solve our own difficulties that we do not even think to access the help available to us by God, Himself. Perhaps we really do not believe that He actually pays attention to our little trials. Perhaps we do not think we are worthy of His time or attention. However, we must realize that God does not see us as we see ourselves. God sees us as those who were purchased and sealed by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In other words, if we were important enough for Christ to sacrifice Himself for us, then we certainly are important enough to elicit His constant watch care. In truth, it is not us who are worthy enough; rather, it is Christ, whose precious blood covers us, that earns that special love and care.

With such a God to love, protect, guide, and keep us, why do we worry? Why do we tend to live day after day burdened by the pressures of this life? Could it be that help is right there in front of us, and yet we are walking about as a blind person who does not see?

Let us take encouragement from David, who though constantly pursued by King Saul, found his rest and hope in the Lord. Just as David said, "Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me," so, too, can we plea that God would protect us from the evil barbs of those of this world who hate God and consequently hate His children.

No matter what our circumstances may be, let us lift our hearts in praise to God who uses these very difficulties to bring us closer to Him. For truly, in the end, it is Christ who is our constant joy and peace, and it is Christ who will bring us safely home to be with Him forever!

God Bless You,

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