“Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.” (Psalm 32:10, ESV)
There is wickedness in the world and there is wickedness in our own lives. Sins that are besetting –lingering— sins are burdens that we have not completely overcome, and they will trouble us, and we will have sorrows as a result. The path to experiencing intimacy with God and the steadfast love that is God comes from trusting God and not the world.
We must trust that the promises of Christ as believers means our sins will never condemn us to eternal separation from God on the last days.
We must trust that if we follow Holy Spirit’s counsel, we can overcome even the most stubborn of temptations. That means waiting on the Lord, being still, and seeking out God in every temptation, trial, and trouble of life.
We must trust the Father that he wants good for us and that the final good comes not in this life but the life to come.
Can you say today, “In God I Trust?”