At times of stress, grief and pain we are more inclined to seek the Lord and trust in Him.
In our successes and good times we may have less emphasis on seeking Him and looking to Him for direction.
This is basic human nature I think and it is also very dangerous.
In the good times we can lean on our own strength and own understanding, instead of on the Lord’s.
This is when we could be in danger of falling or “being moved”.
David wrote that he said in his prosperity (in the good times) he would not be moved (Psalm 30 v 6).
We know from the Word though that it was during a period of “good times” that He succumbed to the temptation of another woman, and that this led to murder.
During the hard times of struggle and fighting and hardship David never lost his focus on the Lord and he was never “moved” as he was when looking upon Bathsheba from the comfort of his palace.
When we think we have made a success of our walk with the Lord, when we rest upon our laurels, then is when we are in severe danger.
Whatever stage of your walk this morning, be it a struggle or be it prosperous, never take your focus away from the Lord and never lean upon your own strengths and understanding.
Look to the example of David, learn from his experience; trust
The Lord in the hard times but do not take your eyes off Him in the good.
Speak this out today…..:Thank you Lord that you never leave us nor forsake us, thank you that you are here with me in the good times and the bad”.
Psalm 30 v 6…..And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved