“The Lord is merciful and righteous; our God is compassionate. The Lord protects simple folk; He saves me whenever I am brought down..because the Lord has been good to you.” ~Psalm 116:5-7
God is good to us, morning, noon and night. Thank God! God has been so good to us, we are blessed. There is nothing that any of us own that we can say “I did this,” or “I got that on my own.” True, you went to work and stayed there long hours to work for a company and got a paycheck. One can look at it that way but think about this: that salary they paid you, even with your degrees, high intelligence, and years of experience could have been so much less had God not given you favor.
There’s a song that says, “Never Would Have Made It.” When you look back over your life, you know for a fact that had it not been for the Lord on your side, you never would have made it this far by yourself. There have been some highs and some lows on this journey. There were times we cried, was frustrated and fearful about how things would work out but like Job, we believed that God was working things out on our behalf. He has always been our help and my main source. He has always been our strength and our shield. We may not have everything we want but that’s okay. Be grateful for what you do have. You know why? There are people who would give anything to be in your place or mine and in the twinkling of an eye, the script could be flipped and we could be in their shoes. Praise God!
Pastor Roosevelt Smith