In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
February 11, 2008 – Encouragement in Every Season – Psalms 62:5-8
In difficult or painful circumstances, many believers turn to the Scriptures in search of comfort and guidance. God has also given His children an assurance that will provide sustained encouragement through every season of life: “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
God truly is faithful. In other words, we can count on Him to be and do exactly what He says. For instance, the Bible assures us that the Lord is trustworthy, loving, and incapable of failure (Psalm 37:5; Romans 5:8; Joshua 1:5). He is so committed to the best interest of His children that He will use any facet of His nature—Comforter, Discipliner, Savior, etc.—to guide them safely through life’s changes.
Hardships may cause some believers to question God’s dependability, but we can trust Him because He knows all things. He’s aware of the duration and intensity of our current “season” and the purpose in it. He also uses His knowledge to offer us the best possible help and support. What’s more, the Lord is all-powerful, which means that He is more than adequate to meet needs and change circumstances according to His plan. And our Father is everywhere, including right beside us in whatever we face. He says, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
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