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Expect God’s Deliverance

Psalm 34:19:

Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.

Without doubt, Satan attacks those who seek to serve God, but God delivers His people from the Devil’s evil traps. I love the way the Message Bible states this verse, too. “Disciples so often get into trouble; still, God is there every time.” When we belong to Christ and are seeking to do the will of God, we may make mistakes and fall in our efforts, but God is there to keep us on track and get us where we need to be. In fact, God knows exactly where we will fail, yet He calls us anyway. While we can’t always trust our efforts, we can have faith that the God who called us is faithful.

Verse 22 of that Psalm explains that the LORD redeems the life of His servants, and all who take refuge in Him will not be punished. God has redeemed us through His Son, and He placed our punishment upon Him at the cross. We need not fear that we have sinned beyond His ability to forgive or that His grace is too little to cover our failures. When we turn to Him, He faithfully delivers us and rescues us from any trap the enemy has set for us. The enemy will attempt to lure you into failure and then define you by it. Our Creator God, however, has defined us by the sacrifice of His Son – loved, redeemed, forgiven, called, and blessed.

If you are like me and make mistakes quite often, this should give you great comfort. God doesn’t focus upon our failures, and neither should we. He adjusts us to accomplish His purpose. Expect the enemy to attack, and expect to make mistakes from time to time. God isn’t finished with you yet; expect Him to deliver you and set you on track to do what He has called you to do – to glorify Him.

Have a blessed day!

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