Different members of our church family write these reflections each week to go along with the two year reading plan the church is participating in. It is our hope that these reflections help you to get in to your Bible throughout the week and be challenged by the word of God.
Psalm 37:5-7 (Tuesday 10.3)
These verses especially speak to me in regards to our own personal faith with the Lord. We must trust in his wisdom and the path towards him at all times. Even in the most difficult and trying times we must be trusting and steadfast in our faith in him. Many times in our lives things happen that are difficult and that we may not understand why they are the way they are or why they are happening to us or loved ones or friends. We must know and trust his wisdom and be at peace that he will always clear our path and guide us through it. We must not divert from the path he has for us even when that trail becomes very difficult to navigate.
For Reflection: Have you gone through a trial or difficult time in your life where it was hard to understand why things were happening? How did you handle it? Did you seek Jesus to help you through it?
Read Phil 4:4-9 (Saturday 10.7)
In verses 4-5, Peter is reminding us to not be anxious about anything but to take our requests to God and give them over to Him. It’s hard sometimes not to stress about situations and things that happen in our lives. But we must have faith that God is bigger than us and he can take care of them for us. At these times you have to turn in, to your faith and completely hand your worries and stressors over to God. Let’s also remember that Peter tells us not to forget the good in our lives and to dwell on what is lovely, pure, commendable, just, and excellent. This could be anything in any of our lives. I think these verses are especially important in today’s life as we are constantly presented with negative news and information at every turn. Between social media, TV, radio, and daily interactions with others it is hard to escape the negativity. We must be intentional in remembering and thinking about the positive things in our lives.
For Reflection: What in your life is making you anxious? Are you praying about this and giving it over to God?
Reflections written by Larry Walters