Anita's Devotions

 

The Source of Your Uncertainty

Dear Faithful One,

Have you ever transitioned from a place of security into a place of uncertainty? What caused your instability?

In Psalms 70:1 David said, “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold.” NIV. David was in a place in his life where his feet were no longer on solid ground. Instead he said “there is no foothold”.

If you have lost your foothold, let’s look at one possible cause. In Psalms 73:1-2, David said, “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. NIV.

In the context of God’s goodness towards Israel and those “pure in heart” David said “But for me”, thereby seeing himself as being outside of those who were pure in heart. He even zeroed in on the nature of his impurity by saying, “I had nearly lost my foothold” because “I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” NIV.

Oh Faithful One, have you ever felt that following God was a waste of time because other people who didn’t serve God were doing better than you physically, emotionally or financially? It was because David “envied the arrogant” that he started to slip. He was losing his foothold by living a results-driven life as compared to a values-driven life. He was jealous of someone else’s results and discounted the value of a life that was holy and honoring to God.

What about you? Have you changed your stand on issues according to public opinion or according to what benefited you personally as compared to what reflected God’s holiness and priorities? Let us identify the source of our instability and make the choice to stop slipping. Let us stand for what God cares about no matter what the cost. Only then will we find ourselves back on solid ground.

I pray this devotion encouraged you in a special way. When I pray for you I hear a victory song. I believe in you because I believe in the power of God’s Word in you as you put His Word into action.

Love, Anita