But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.
Each morning... I think it’s ingenious of the Enemy to float the idea around so much that only certain things are too hard to stick with, and that it’s perfectly fine to abandon what no longer suits us comfortably. Of course I’m speaking about marriages and relationships with the Lord. There are ups and downs, ebbs and flows, but giving up should never be considered. Still, many Believers do.
YET, these same people will not give up on diets, hobbies, or life-long childhood friends. Diets aren’t comfortable, and if a friend from high school marries a jerk or does drugs or something, it’s still ok to hang out and just ignore the elephant in the room; or if a hobby becomes too expensive, just get another credit card. These are all socially acceptable practices. But if a spouse doesn’t do what we like say, or if God doesn’t respond correctly on our timeline, then it’s perfectly acceptable to throw those relationships away and give up. That’s masterful of Satan. That’s brilliant! Teach people to cling to what doesn’t really matter and discard what truly does!
Each morning... I’d much rather abandon a diet than my husband. I’d much rather challenge a wayward friend and offer Biblical encouragement that may or may not cost me that friendship. And I’d much rather consult God on how to spend my free time and money rather than keep up the latest extra curricular excursions, hobbies, man-toys, etc. I’d much rather abandon true abandonable things because I don’t want to be a sucker. I refuse to fall into Satan’s plans that so many people in our day and age blindly accept and follow.
The one relationship that is the most reliable, dependable, and literally life saving in nature is the one I have with the Lord Jesus Christ. And the only relationship that exists that illustrates that relationship is the one I have with my husband. We should NOT be throwing these relationships away or be treating them casually and, ironically, simultaneously be extremely loyal to certain foods, people, and a whole lotta money. What really matters to me is what I will spend the majority of my energy, time and talent pursuing. So...
Each morning... Recognize God’s power and unfailing love. He is always reliable and a true place of safety from society’s compliance to the Enemy’s ridiculous schemes.
Thank you for making it so clear in your Word what really matters most. And thank you that it is not the foods we eat, the people we know, or the possessions we have. It’s YOU! And it will always be YOU regardless of my circumstances. Help me not to be tempted to keep up with a society that does not have my best interests at heart, and thank you that YOU do! I love you and praise you in Jesus’ name. Amen.