When we are tempted to worry and fret, good times may just be around the corner. Deliverance may be so close at hand. What a pity to give up hope when we could have just waited a little longer.
Conversely, when everything seems to be going fine, we might become self-sufficient and complacent. We need to be reminded that the scenario might suddenly change. Misfortune may just be around the corner.
Whatever our lot in life, Psalm 84 helps us to have the correct attitude and perspective:
- Help us Lord to stay focused on You and remain humble (Psalm 84:10).
- May we yearn to dwell in God’s presence whatever our circumstance in life (Psalm 84:2, 10). *
- May we always find our strength, comfort and succour in You (Psalm 84:5).
- May we realise that You are a good God who will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly—even though the prevailing circumstances may tell us otherwise (Psalm 84:11)
PURPOSE IN PAIN
Why does God allow pain?
FROM COMFORT TO COMPLACENCY
What are the dangers of complacency?
My soul yearns, even faints,
Even the sparrow has found a home,
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;