June 16, 2016

Today you should read: Psalm 10

God is with you through the mess, the storm, the trial… and whatever other words you use to describe life’s frustrations. He knows what you face. He knows the griefs of your heart. It’s a struggle to believe that, especially as we feel the tension of (A) wanting to believe that He is sovereign and (B) questioning why He allows pain to enter our lives. This psalm IS that tension. Soak it in. And be okay with the fact that you won’t ever fully come to grips with that tension. It’s a part of living in this fallen world.

But also remember to keep Revelation 21:1-7 on your horizon as you wrestle with that tension. He’s good. He wins. Evil loses. No more struggle. No more pain. Victory in Jesus.

One thing I encourage you to do this weekend is read over John 16 again. It correlates well to this passage because the disciples hadn’t a clue as to the inner and outer workings of God’s plan. Much of Jesus’ teaching didn’t sink in until He rose from the grave, and even then, they were still often confused. But these words at the end of the chapter would be some of the most important He would ever give them {and us}: “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Pray this with me today as you reflect on Psalm 10:

God of Heaven, would you richly bless your people today? May our hearts find joy in Jesus Christ, regardless of circumstances or Satan’s desires to consume us. You are our treasure. Amen. 

By: Todd Thomas

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

4 thoughts on “June 16, 2016”

  1. David called out to God to protect the innocent and to judge the wicked, offering praise that God would eventually make right every wrong.

    The cause of Christ often seems to faulter and suffer defeat. But the kingdom of God is marching forward, inevitably and triumphantly. Sin may gain the advantage temporarily, giving you the appearance that God is indifferent to these injustices. But such losses should never be viewed as God’s ultimate defeat. God will have the last word. His eternal kingdom cannot fail. It will prevail!

    “God is working out his eternal purpose, not only in spite of human and satanic opposition, but by means of them.”
    – A. W. Pink

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