Scripture Reading: Psalm 16:1–11
Key Verses: Matthew 6:33–34
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Clinging to your faith in times of trouble is not a casual undertaking. To stand strong in faith, unwavering in your stance, takes determination, purpose, and intentional action. In the life of David, we see the determination and resolve it took for his own mind to stay on the Lord rather than on the enemies that hotly pursued him. In Psalm 16:8, David shared, “I have set the Lord always before me … I shall not be moved.”
That’s determination. He purposed to concentrate on who the Lord is instead of on who was chasing him. He intentionally acted on faith rather than on fear. Did David ever experience moments of fear? He wouldn’t be human if he didn’t. Yet the key is, how did David respond? The key is, how do we respond?
If we believe God is truly in control, we need not worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:33–34). The first step in responding to times of uncertainty is to focus on God. Get in His Word and learn about His character.
That sovereign character of the Lord Almighty is what will remind you that this life is all about Him. His purpose is always at hand. You will not experience any trial, hardship, or even loss of life on earth until the Lord has allowed it. Will you trust that the sovereign God knows what is best for your life?
Lord, help me be focused on Your kingdom, determined in my purpose, and intentional in my actions as I serve You.