Close out the world. Get quiet. Envision The Lord sitting on His throne in His kingdom looking directly into your eyes listening to you speak to Him.
That’s powerful. The Lord we serve is high above all else, using the earth as His footstool. Yet He cares enough about you to look into your eyes and to listen to what you are saying. As you imagined The Almighty God focusing on you notice that you weren’t seeing the trials or tribulations that you may be going through. You were completely focused on God alone.
David acknowledged The Lord as God. He was aware of all the turmoil that faced him. Yet David chose to focus on God. His desire to worship Him, seek Him and talk with Him took precedence over everything else that surrounded him. David’s spirit was made confident and peace prevailed when he sought The Lord that was hearing his prayers.
Ask The Lord to bring a vision like this to your mind when you become bogged down by the world or pursued by the devil. Focusing on God and the relationship that he offers you can bring you confidence and peace. Because it isn’t just our imagination. It’s reality.
That statement is in direct contrast to “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.
But sometimes we allow our emotions to override what we know to be true and begin acting as if the first statement is true.
But no matter where you are in your life it never is. God is ever-present, guiding us, loving us, bringing the best for us. We can rest easy when we believe and live according to the Word.
Perhaps it’s because you’re harboring sin. Sin that you haven’t wanted to acknowledge. Sin that you’ve allowed simply because you’ve chosen to ignore the conviction of the Spirit.
Cleanse yourself from the unrighteousness by calling on Jesus. Allow His forgiveness to provide the peace that you’ve been missing.
Then rest in the redemption of The Lord.