Trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own understanding. If God is in our hearts we will think and act better. Our thoughts will be right with the Lord. We will love others as we love God. Our lives will be built upon the Lord. His armor will preserve us and keep us pure before Him. The fiery darts of Satan will have no power over us. Because our time is given over to God He is with us. We shall not fear for the Lord is on our side. It’s when our faith starts to waver that we start to get in trouble. We start to do things that we normally wouldn’t do. Our trust in God is limited. Abraham, had encounters with the Lord but still at times he lost His trust. He said things like, “She is my sister”, speaking of his wife, to people of authority. He was scared for his life and therefore put his wife in harm’s way. She could’ve easily been abused or raped if it wasn’t for the Lord stepping in. All of this could’ve been averted if all his trust was in God. There is no need for lying. All it does is put us in more trouble in the end. It is isn’t worth risking our salvation for the sake of ourselves.
Each time we come to the Lord, He will take us back. His compassion is unwavering. We may have just done something terrible but He is still there waiting for our return. It might take some time to get back on the right foot on our own but with the Lord nothing is impossible. He can take the weakest person and make than mighty before men. His power has no end. Do we trust in men or do we trust in the almighty God? Are we willing to give up our idols for God? We must deliver up to the Lord anything that is holding us back. It is only then that we can break free of our lustful deeds. He will take our pride and make us humble before Him. We must fall down on our knees and repent. Cry out to Jesus and ask His forgiveness. If you are sincere with the Lord in prayer, than He will do a miracle in your life. Your souls will be renewed in His sight. You will break free from the chains that have you bound. Oh Lord, thank you for your amazing grace. My heart has found a new home in your presence. I am safe in your arms. I trust that I can do all things according to your will.
1 And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar.
2 Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.”
4 But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a righteous nation also?
5 Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she, even she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.”
6 And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
7 Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”