“Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity.” Psalm 26:1. When I am falsely accused, I plead with God for vindication. I want my name cleared and the guilty person held accountable for the harm done to my reputation. But then I get impatient and try to vindicate myself. Vindication does not […]
“For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be.” Psalm 37:10. Sometimes even dedicated Christians are tempted to complain because of what they see in the world around them. Perplexed by the success and prosperity of the wicked, oftentimes at the expense of the righteous, they ask why doesn’t the Lord do something […]
“Even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Colossians 3:13 Before criticizing others we might ask the Lord to reveal our own shortcomings. Prior to ripping out the wires of relationships, we could check to see if patience and forgiveness are connected in our own heart. It’s good to look inside our heart […]
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” I Corinthians 13:4 Life can be frustrating, even exasperating. Yet, many times impatience is just a reflection of our own self-centeredness in response to life’s disappointments. Real love is pictured in the Bible as self-sacrifice. It sets […]
“The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.” Psalm 6:8 Some of our hardest struggles are those deep desires that go unmet – when no response comes from heaven for what seems like forever. Keep praying. In His time, God will answer. Delay is not denial, so keep on praying.