Saturday, March 5, 2016

Coffee for the Caregiver - Devotional Day 2 - No Good Thing Will He Withhold

Psalm 84:11
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

I felt the need to use this verse for today. Yesterday you may have felt that there was no hope outside of heaven, and that in some ways is the case. The truth is also, however that God wants us to live in this life knowing that He gives good things to those who love Him.

In Psalm 84:11, we can be encouraged with the truth that He gives grace, glory, and that nothing good will be withheld from us as we walk uprightly. These are great promises to us as we go through the difficulties of life.

God gives grace. Yesterday, you read about His underserved mercy. Grace is also undeserved, but it is a constant for those who have trusted Christ as Savior.

Hebrews 4:16
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

We need to ask for the mercy, the grace is there for the asking, and He will help us to find it in every situation whether He takes the trial away or lets it continue.  

God gives glory. I wondered about this, because it is difficult to understand how He would give us glory. He could I suppose lift us up in some way, but as I looked at the meaning of the Hebrew word here, it can mean abundance. I believe that is what He will give to us along with grace in our difficulties and everyday life. He desires for us to live an abundant life.

John 10:10
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

No good thing will be withheld from those who walk uprightly. Sometimes it might seem that every good thing is being kept away from us, but this is a promise of God that we must take to heart. Think about the grace and abundance He promises here. Our lives can be full because God gives us these things even in a trial.

Even His trials are good, because they can glorify Him and make us more like Christ.

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