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What is Right is Not Always Easy

Friday, February 17

What Is Right Is Not Always Easy
By: Pastor Todd Crofford

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
-Psalm 139:23-24 NLT”

We are unable to solely search out our own integrity: we need God to search us. As David considered what it meant to let God do just that, he gave God permission to call out his anxious thoughts. While we all deal with many types of anxious thoughts, David says a particular type of anxious thought is offensive to God. What might that look like?

Though I can’t climb inside of David’s head, perhaps what he is getting at is the need to slay anxious thoughts that don’t trust God. These thoughts are a form of doubting that God would see him through if he obeyed God completely. 

Remember that though David had a promise from God to one day be king, he spent many years waiting while on the run for his life.  Certainly, in the darkest hours of the night in a secluded cave or a desert wasteland, he wondered if doing things God’s way was really ever going to pay off.

Sometimes God calls us to trust him enough to do hard things.  We don’t defend ourselves, we take the high road, or we choose to be different than the world around us.  Many times when we do that, we have to wait on God to see if he will really reward that sort of obedience.  During those times our minds will defer toward anxiety. “Is God really going to be true to his promise when I am true to my integrity?”  

David reminds us that we should not allow such anxious thoughts to remain. Dwelling on that question is an affront to the God who Himself always operates with integrity- always true to His word.  So, do what is right, and then put your mind to rest that God will work all things together for your good and His purpose.

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