Today is Day 3 of the Proverbs Challenge. So far, it’s been going great. You know how you’re just going along with life and things seem to be just fine, but something comes from out of nowhere to knock you off your feet?
It has been one of those weeks, but the Word has kept me. The thing is that obstacles will come, but they are nothing short of a distraction. When you make up in your mind that you’re going to do something and do it with integrity and uprightness, frustration and confusion are bound to appear.
This is why it’s important to arm with the Word. Don’t get me wrong, it can be hard to sit and purpose to read, study and meditate on the Word. I don’t alwyss want to, but it is vital to life. The key is consistency. Not just when things are bad, but when they are good. When things are good, the word just strengthens you for when the bad things come, the blow (although it usually sneaks up on you) will not be that harsh. On the real, I usually want to fall out and throw a 40-something fit (and sometimes I do for a minute, but I pull myself together and keep it moving), but I can rest in knowing that His word is in me and is bound to see me through.
I’m not sure what you’ve faced this week, whether it’s family related, car issues, work drama, health, financial, kids, etc., be encouraged. Draw in a little closer in the word and prayer. You may not want to, but the word will always have an answer.
Here’s what encouraged me today:
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.
Proverbs 3:25-26 NIV
Be encouraged and if you haven’t started the Proverbs Challenge, you can always start today.