Scripture reading: Psalm 86
Key verse: Psalm 86:2–4
Preserve my life, for I am holy;
You are my God;
Save Your servant who trusts in You!
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
For I cry to You all day long. Rejoice the soul of Your servant,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Most of us know what it feels like to watch someone we trust go down in defeat. Often, however, when this happens, we feel abandoned and a little taken advantage of.
It is critical to your spiritual health to stay focused on God, especially when you feel you have been betrayed by another. He knows that in our humanness we search for heroes. We like to put people up on pedestals that He never meant for them to stand upon. In doing so, we place expectations on them that they may be incapable of fulfilling.
The better way is to keep your eyes on Jesus. Make Him your only Hero. After all, He is the only One who is able to fulfill all the promises He has spoken.
It’s okay to enjoy the goals and ambitions of others. We can and should applaud their accomplishments and encourage them in all good works. Just be careful that God approves your motivation to cheer and encourage. The Lord does not want you attributing more to an individual than He deems necessary.
Only God can meet all your needs. Ask Him to teach you how to be balanced in your relationships and in your view of others. Remember, each of us is a life under construction. Keep this in mind when others disappoint you.
Lord, You are my only Hero. Help me keep my eyes on You. You are the only One who can fulfill the promises I have received.