“The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.” – Psalm 37:23-24
I read this Psalm this morning during my devotional time. It further affirms what God is trying to teach me, that He is present in all things concerning me. I don’t know if I would call myself, “godly” but I am definitely a believer and trying to do what is good in His eyes.
“Though they stumble” – I read this line and realize that He anticipates my failures. It doesn’t say, “If they stumble.” He knows that I am going to make mistakes. And if I read this promise correctly, He is going to be there to catch me.
This makes sense to me as a parent, because that is the way that I look at my children too. However, it also gives me great hope for the person I have chosen to pray for this month. (I hope you are still praying on behalf of the person you chose at the beginning of the month.)
But the person I chose is so very far from God right now. And I have been praying for God to breakthrough to him and to love him in a way that he will understand. I am praising God today for teaching me that He is indeed close to this person, even if there is no outward evidence of it. Even though this person chooses to have no relationship with Jesus, God still considers him one of His children. He loves him, and is still watching over and calling his name. What a good God we serve.
The following link is to a song that speaks deeply into my heart right now. It is the best prayer I can imagine for those of us seeking the presence of our Lord. I hope you have a chance to listen and let the words sink into your heart today.