God is Changing Your Past (Noon)
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Psalm 112:4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Talking about a heavy past, one of the Bible figures who had it is David. He was chosen by God himself and was anointed by Samuel to be king, but before David received the fulfillment of God’s promise, his life was full of challenges and difficulties. His noble intention to serve King Saul, however, was met with a very disappointing return. Because of jealousy and fear, Saul chased David like a fugitive and tried to kill David who was his son-in-law.
If we are in David’s position, it is very possible that our hearts will become bitter and disappointed. We have fought it out, went to war to risk our lives for his kingdom, had great respect for him as our king as well as our in-laws, but what is the reward? David was forced to run away and leave his family. He lived in the wilderness, in shelters and the mountains, away from his comfortable life to escape Saul’s evil intentions. David’s life seemed to be in the dark. Yet David’s faith in God and His promises never wavered. In a very difficult position, David continued to sing to the Lord, Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious and full of compassion, and righteous.
The sun is one of the celestial bodies that is often used to describe God. When it rises in the morning, the light will turn the night into a bright light. God has promised that His light will rise upon us in this year of His glory. The miraculous light of God comes and changes our condition that was once dark and dark to be full of God’s glory. Maybe in the past, we were oppressed, humiliated, hated, and abandoned, but believe God’s promise never fails! Not later, not sometime, but NOW God promises to change all our circumstances. All the insults, ridicule, unfair treatment, and hatred hurled at us will end! God’s work will be real and His light will change the course of our lives. In the past, we may have been humiliated by humans, but in the present and future, God will make us glorified.
Our lives once were dark, but God promises that NOW He will CHANGE our lives.
1. What darkness are you facing right now?
2. Do you believe that now God will change your dark life into a life full of glory?
3. What is your attitude in responding to God’s promise?
“Father, by faith we receive the restoration of all that was lost from our past. We want to rise and become light so that Your glory will shine through every aspect of our life. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”