I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8)
I must admit that life in this chaotic world really challenges me to keep my eyes on the Lord! It’s very difficult to stay focused when everything that you thought was a constant seems to change. For instance, the world thinks that if you disagree with someone, you must hate them. Also, family dynamics change rapidly and boundaries that we never dreamed would be crossed, are now being trespassed. I want to cry out, “come and get us Lord!” Yet, He tarries, so I must stay focused on His Truth.
When I think of keeping my eyes on The Lord, I think of Peter walking on water. While he kept his eyes on Jesus he stayed on top of the waves and was unmoved by the raging storm. It wasn’t until he took his eyes off Jesus that he began to sink. So, I need to look to my Savior for Spiritual strength and deliverance. When I do that, the storms of this world pale in comparison to His power and authority! I can do all things in His strength and be a more useful vessel in His hands when I keep my mind on Him.
So, I decided the Lord is my “right hand Man” as David declared, “with Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken!” (Psalm 16:8) And “Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy”. (Exodus 15:6). And “You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies” (Exodus 15:12) Sounds good to me!
Who can challenge such an advocate, or ignore such an invitation? Not me! I’m making sure that I appropriate this divine partnership and allow my faithful Heavenly Father to intervene as often as He likes during my day. Sure, I get rattled with every new hair-brained idea that the world comes up with, but then I remember that God’s in control, and that greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4) Plus, when all is said and done: we win!!!
Read: Romans 8:31
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on God Our Defender Will Fight Our Battles for Us on August 3rd, 2019 - Watch Sermon