“See the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”
As we enter this new year of 2023, I am reminded of this scripture that has been a life verse to me over the years of my walk with the Lord.
Psalm 27:13-14 “I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart; wait, I say on the Lord!”
2022 with all it’s challenges and victories is over and we can take courage from this verse that the Lord will strengthen our hearts in whatever lies ahead for us this year.
Many of us could testify, we ‘would have lost heart’ if we hadn’t believed to see the goodness of the Lord. His faithfulness and commitment to His Word, “He watches over His Word to perform it”, sustains us, gives us courage, and yes strengthens our hearts, as we wait on Him.
Let us be aware of our words this year; what are we speaking; are we agreeing with His Word in what we speak. Our Lord and Friend, Jesus Christ, is the High Priest of our confession and therefore we can encourage ourselves with His Word, speak it out and believe to see His goodness in our lives. In the ordinary, everyday moments of our lives. He came to give us abundant life.
No matter what you are going through, put your hope in the goodness of God and expect Him to move in your situations. Be brave and of good courage, let your heart be stout and enduring. Wait for and hope and expect the Lord where you live today – in the land of the living.