I’m a believer, most of the time, in cause and effect.
I do X, it causes Y to happen. I eat 3 dozen donuts, I buy new pants. You see how it goes.
Today’s reading has a beautiful picture of cause and effect. Look what happens in Psalm 119:48-50:
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
Ok, so then what happens?
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
The Psalmist remembers God’s hope and God’s promise. And because of that, he has hope, in the midst of the trials of life.
Cause and effect.
Remembering God’s promises gives hope in the midst of trials.
Today, that’s a good lesson for us to learn. Are you in trouble? Afraid? Worried? Stressed? Hurting?
Remember God’s promises. Remember what God said He would do. He will never leave your side. He will never forsake you. He will never forget you.
Remember His word.
Receive His peace.
Today, may we see that in our lives. May we remember who God is, and how He loves.
And may that knowledge give us peace!
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