Psalm 37: Day 17

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him. (Psalms 37:39-40)

Psalm 37 closes with a messenger of hope and assurance.

Throughout the Psalm we have seen how God deals with the wicked people and things of this life. We have learned that He will, in His own time, in His own way, deliver perfect justice. As difficult as it is for us to understand, He has His reasons, His purpose for delaying, but we can rest assured, that day will come!

Here in these final verses, we have God’s promise; the wicked may seem to have the upper hand, but that is only an illusion. There is no trouble, there is no evil that is greater than the power of God. Jesus proved that 2,000 years on a hill called Calvary. He sealed the victory once and for all when He broke the seal and came out of a borrowed tomb. He delivered up the hope of eternity when He ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father.

Remember these things on those days when doubts try to crowd the hope out of your mind. When you need renewed assurance, go to the Psalms. Go to the Gospels. Go to Romans 8, Philippians 4, Ephesians3:16, 1 Peter 3:18; go to God’s word. G

Go to Jesus. In humble prayer. Call out to Him, If you let Him, He will remove all your fears and doubts. He will deliver you from all your troubles. He will see you through.

I can think of no better way to end this series of devotions than with the words of the Apostle whom Jesus loved:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”. (John 3:16)

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