Psalms 91:3 – It is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence.
Dear friend, have you been trapped by the enemy of your soul lately? Has he even used your close associates who would have been beneficiaries of your acts of magnanimity? But it is an opportunity for you to praise God for the losses in this life for taking a stand for His sake. Then we experience deliverance from the alarming and contagious depression because of our loss. He keeps us holding on to Him even in such difficult situations. Instead of getting uptight about what is happening to us, it is best to ask the Lord to teach you some new lessons in faith and trust during such difficult experiences. In answer to our prayer to help us, the Lord will teach us to trust Him more and more when adversities become our share in life. Our loss proves that nothing in this changing world is permanent. The world enjoys making us losers, but all that ends up in our gain eventually. Job lost everything, but he saw the glory of the Lord in a magnificent way and finally got back several fold. Joseph tasted the Lord when he lost everything including twice His cloth. But the Lord was preparing the new cloth of the ruler of Egypt for him. Mordecai lost everything for a time, but got the splendor of the favor of the king back. Even though David had to run and hide in caves, we see him sitting on the throne of Israel in Jerusalem. Ruth lost everything and was a gleaning girl, but soon she became the great grandmother of Jesus Christ. For a short while, we might be suffering loss of dignity and belongings, but something greater is on our way from the Lord if we put our trust in Him. Today let us put our total trust in our Lord whose promise of deliverance is on our way for His glory and our joy.
When the world takes away that which is dear to our hearts, our Lord comes to us to teach us the joy of giving up the temporary to gain the eternal.