Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:13,14
“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:13,14)
Jesus clearly laid it out — “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). By now most of us know how difficult it is to live in this fallen world. We face trouble, pain, disappointments, and difficulties year after year. It is easy for us to focus on the negatives and when we do we get discouraged and overwhelmed.
David faced many troubles throughout his life. But he had confidence in the Lord — “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Instead of focusing on our troubles, we need to look for the Lord’s blessings. We must believe that He will show us His goodness even when we are facing difficulties. We must remember that we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ — “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). The Lord will show us His goodness even in the midst of our troubles.
We must believe and wait for the Lord — “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Waiting for the Lord can be difficult. But we can count on Him to show us His goodness when we do. We must be strong and take heart in the midst of our troubles. Jesus has promised to give us His peace in the midst of the troubles we will face in this world. What more could we ask for?
Lord Jesus Christ, You have told me that I will face trouble in this world. But that I should take heart for You have overcome the world. When I face troubles, difficulties, disappointments, and hardships, enable me to believe and wait. I am confident that You will show me Your goodness in the land of the living. Give me the grace to wait on You, to be strong, and to take heart. Grant me Your peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding.