Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.

Psalm 26: 1

 

Well, for me and for the author, David, there have been a few wobbly moments; times when the feet felt rather unsteady and my confidence was seriously shaken; still, the Lord stayed with me. Through all that transpires in life, I am staying with Him; there is no one else who actually cares about my well being to the degree that He does, and nothing that I could believe in will supersede the true strength, wisdom, and love of God.

 

It seems that there are situations and times in every day that create the need for God’s involvement and for His truth to surround me; at times this truth is like a protective shield, and at others it is like a foggy mist that I can slip into to escape evil’s detection; and there are other situations where God’s truth envelopes me like a soothing rain during the firestorm. The Lord always brings exactly what I need at the time that it is required, and He has never failed me; He even responds to me when I have been the one who struck the match that started the blaze. All that God asks is that we trust Him, have confidence in the truth of His word, and exercise our faith in Him by seeking to live in the integrity of Christ’s love in and through all that comes our way.

 

This is a guarantee, today there will be a situation or a moment where your trust and faith in God will be tested as you are being challenged, attacked, and pushed to the limits of your human endurance, for this is the way of a world that is ruled by evil. How you and I handle these times is what matters; the Lord is ready, His Spirit is in you, and His truth always wins. How joyous it is to stand at the end of the day and be able to say with David,

 

“My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord.”

Psalm 26: 12