Word for Today by Bob Gass (THIS YEAR TRUST GOD AND STAY CALM)
You… grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace.’ Psalm 94:13 AMP
There are some things God will do for us, and other things He expects us to do for ourselves. ‘Blessed… is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and whom You teach from Your law, that You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity.’ (Psalm 94:12–13 AMP)
Do you want the ability to stay calm regardless of the circumstances? To remain cool when the heat is on? To be an instrument of peace wherever you go? To be on top of the circumstances instead of under them?
Today God, in essence, is saying to you: ‘Live by My Word in every area of your life. Learn to be sensitive to My voice; quick to respond and to obey. My yoke is easy and My burden is light. I’ll never give you anything too hard to handle or too heavy to carry. Give me your concerns—one by one as they arise. Delight yourself in the assurance of My love, My provision and My protection, and I’ll give you the desires of your heart. Because the devil is ‘the accuser’ he’ll constantly point to your flaws and tell you you’re not worthy. Don’t listen—he’s the father of lies! I’ve saved you by My grace and positioned you in Christ. I see you through His atoning blood, therefore you are always accepted in My eyes. Give Me all your anxieties and cares. Begin to live in the present, not the past or the future. Look for My blessings and you’ll find them. Enjoy life in all its fullness, for this is My plan for you this year.’