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TODAY’S MEDITATION – In the midst of hardships, lean on the Lord!(Psalm 25:1)

Sometimes, when times are very tough, we are often tempted to believe that things were easy for Jesus because He was God, though being a man like us. What we forget at those moments is that when carrying the entire humanity’s sins, Jesus was left alone and abandoned by His Father and He could have decided to get off the cross, but He did not. My brother, my sister, when we are experiencing hard times, we should take that time to lean on God’s call on our individual lives, once we have identified the things that are trying to drag us down to failure. You see, in today’s verses, the amazing thing about David is that, it is when he was mostly tempted to sin or overwhelmed that he said “In you, Lord my God, I put my trust” (Psalm 25:1). The same, we can see Jesus renewing His trust in God the Father too during the three accounts of the temptation He went through. Alone in the wilderness, where could Jesus turn for help? Did He try to do anything by Himself? No, He put his dependency upon God the Father and to His Word to defeat the trickery of Satan. The same, in the Old Testament, David also learned to look up to God in the wilderness by lifting up his soul to the Lord. My friend, have you turned your thoughts, problems, circumstances to God in your daily life? And it is not only about turning to God by asking Him for an answer to what we are going through. Like David, we should learn to ask Him for something much better than immediate solutions: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths” (verse 4) and “Guide me in your truth and teach me” (verse 5). The sad truth today is that many believers want an immediate answer to their specific problems, while God wants to teach us His ways and guide us for us to enjoy His goodness on the land of the living (Psalm 27:13). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.

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