I'm a few weeks into our newest Beth Moore study "Stepping Up" - it's a study of the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) and has been amazing!!! Here's what I was challenged with today during my homework. She says...
Regardless of how long we've been Christians and how deeply we've studied God's Word, most of us don't really believe down in the marrow of our bones that God is entirely, wholeheartedly, and unwaveringly on our side. We live most of our lives unconvinced that god is really FOR us. We have little trouble picturing ourselves on God's side, but for the life of us we can't picture God stooping down enough to be on ours. Even though we'll say things and sing things to the contrary, we live as if we believe down in the hidden places of our hearts and minds that God at best tolerates us.
In our humanity we tend to determine whether God is against us, for us, or tolerating us based on how He appears to act in our circumstances. Our litmus test for whether we think God is really for us is circumstantial evidence.
Psalm 124 speaks to the contrary!!! Joshua 23:10 says the same thing - that God fights for us, just as He promised!! I was so encouraged today....so enjoy "chewing" on that as I did.