“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” (Psalm 112:7)
I took this photo of two sparrows as I watched through our window in August 2012. It was winter in Auckland and food might be scarce for these creatures but I recalled how God cares for them.
I chose this photo to complement the devotional I read from Messianic Bible Devotionals, which I’m sharing below.
Just as the Exodus was the starting point of Israel’s salvation, so is our rescue from the kingdom of darkness just the beginning of our spiritual journey.
But the enemy of our souls does not let go easily; he usually tries to draw us back into bondage.
Sometimes when our backs are up against the wall, as was the case with Israel standing at the Red Sea, we wonder: “What should I do? What should I do?”
Instead of panicking and blaming others, we can move on in faith, believing that He will save us. After that, we need to enter into His rest and wait on the Lord for further instructions.
If we remember that the Lord fights our battles for us, then we can quiet our inner turmoil and trust in Him, hold our peace, and refuse to speak unbelief when pushed to our limits.
Let us keep on moving forward in faith, knowing and believing that our God Almighty is on our side to win all of life’s challenges.
Lord God, forgive us for our unbelief that You are our Great Defender. Thank you for always being there to protect us and help us win the battles of life. Amen.