Devotionals

January 2016

“They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” Psalm 125:1

God has graciously led us throughout 2015. He led us through good and bad times. There would have been moments of hope, joy, loneliness, doubts and confusion, but God led us through it all. As we step in to another year of uncertainties, challenges and expectations, one thing we can be sure of is God’s presence for those who trust in Him. This year when I sat in God’s presence for a word, the word which strongly echoed in my soul is “TRUST”. May be we have trusted God throughout our lives, but there were some areas in our life we have not yielded ourselves to trust God and this year God wants us to trust Him in everything. David explains the same in Psalms 125:1, “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” The verse indirectly explains that they will be as strong as a mountain. Total trust in God gives us strength beyond our weaknesses and we can see His strength working in our lives as we grow in trusting Him. Jeremiah 17:8 says, “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah explains what kind of character built in a person who trusts in the Lord, that he is like a plant beside the water, which doesn’t have the fears of heat and worries of drought. The strength we receive from trusting God helps us to overcome our fears and worries. The life of Hezekiah the king of Judah is a classic example of this trust in God. 2 kings 18:5-7 says, “Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following Him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses. And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.” During those days when almost the entire world feared Assyrians, Hezekiah trusted God and rebelled against Assyria. In the end, God fought for Judah and they were saved. The strength Hezekiah exhibited is the strength He received by trusting in God. Let 2016 be a year of God’s strength in our lives which comes from trusting Him in everything, so that we will be like mount Zion standing strong amidst all challenges that come our way. Wish you a strength-filled New Year.

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