Spiritual Strength For Each Day
“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness” (Proverbs 10:28).
If we are in poor health, physically or spiritually, we look for something new. There has to be something going on all the time; the louder the better. This leads in the physical sphere to betrayal of the Holy Spirit, whose temple is our body. In our emotional life, it leads to disorderly passions and the destruction of our spiritual expectation. If we persist in our spiritual life on continually experiencing new excitements, instead of waiting for Him, it ends ultimately in the destruction of our living hope. If we are waiting for the Lord, we must have the absolute assurance that He is alive and He will surely return. The reality of the presence of God does not depend on a certain place, but on our decision to keep the Lord in mind at all times. If you have the Lord in mind continually, you will walk carefully in thinking, looking, speaking and acting. Problems arise when we refuse to rely on the reality of His presence and future coming. The Psalmist testifies, “Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (Psalm 46:2). This fearlessness will be ours when we build on the foundation of the reality of His presence. He was and always is present.