What I read today;
Romans 1; Matthew 1; Jeremiah 25; Psalm 91; 2 Chronicles 1-2; Leviticus 7
Our consciences remind us of everything we’ve ever done wrong in this lifetime. As I get older, there are many times that I remember things I have done and also things that I have said that I wish I could go back in time and erase.
It’s in those moments that I hear God’s voice in the words of Psalm 91 and understand that it’s not about what I’ve done. God knows that I can’t make it to him on my own. It would be like trying to climb Mount Everest 50 lbs overweight. You wouldn’t even make it half way up before succumbing to the weather, cold and altitude.
Verses 14-16 sum up where God is and how he walks with us through this life.
“Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life, I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.” NRSV
God has already taken care of our biggest need, the forgiveness of our sins. But more than that he promises to never leave us or forsake us. He promises to walk each day with us. We’re going to struggle and have troubles. But he is there keeping the path clear for us to reach him in heaven at the end of our time on this planet.