For the Lord God is our sun and our shield.  
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11

Sometimes this verse gets me discouraged because I’m like well maybe I’m not walking uprightly enough to get those good things. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.  This verse is RIGGED!!!

God gives us the strength to walk uprightly.  So it isn’t even in our strength that we walk rightly!
He says that He has made us righteous through our faith in Him (Romans 3:22) and that Jesus was made sin for us so that we can be MADE righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21)!

Man, I don’t know about you but that gives me relief! God has made me righteous.  He has given me the strength to walk uprightly and therefore He won’t withhold any good thing from me!

So all those things I desire, that haven’t come yet? No worries at all because if they are good, God won’t withhold them. And they’ll come in their beautiful timing (Ecclesiastes 3:11). And you know what if God doesn’t give them, they weren’t good to begin with, and I don’t want it!

Friend, think about the things you desire.  What hasn’t come yet? Are you discouraged about it? Think you aren’t good enough to get it? Don’t let those lies stay there!  Know that God desires to give you good things, and that if it isn’t here yet it either isn’t good or the timing just isn’t beautiful yet.

Just my thoughts….what do you think? Let’s talk about it!

 

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