WORD OF THE DAY IS POWER

Ps 75:10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.”                                                          

            Up to this time the writer (probably Asaph) has doubts but now has the assurance that God will keep his promise to bring Israel through the previous destruction of Jerusalem. As he reaches this new level of confidence in the Lord he finally understands that he needs to rest on the character and word of God.  He can’t rely on current circumstances because things in life can change so quickly. We also can realize that the power of God supersedes everything we see, feel, or think we know.

            As we experience life, thinking we are doing fine, we suddenly realize we are stressed, exhausted and completely drained of energy and emotion. We have used every ounce of our being just to maintain but are slipping and becoming weaker. I am familiar, not only physically and emotionally but spiritually. As one point I didn’t even want to get out of bed. I barely made it to work and home again. On days off I managed the essentials then sat around the house or slept. I thank God my husband saw what was happening and insisted we start reading the bible together every day. I never found the Old Testament very interesting but God revealed to me time and again how he brought his people through the most difficult times of their life. He gave them the power they needed even for everyday things like preparing a meal, loving their family and obeying God.

            With that knowledge I prayed for God’s power to break through this situation and became stronger each day. God’s word and power saved me from a very dark time in life and it will save you.

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