• Pastor Stephan Hurkens

A Relationship that Never Disappoints

Whether in a relationship with family or friends, we all know how wonderful it is to have the ability to communicate with one another. True communication takes place when the one sharing his/her heart has the ear of a listener. The listener responds or answers immediately.

The Psalmist describes our relationship with God in Psalm 91.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Psalm 91:1-2 Nlt.

The Psalmist is describing our relationship with God, we find refuge in Him. In the verses near the end of the Psalm, he points out God’s relationship with us.

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. Psalm 91:14-15.

Having a close relationship with God we get to receive one of the great blessings which come from following hard after Him and knowing (by faith) that when we call on Him, He hears and answers us. These verses also say that God will be with the believer “in trouble,” not necessarily taking us out of trouble or keeping us away from trouble but it is His will that we endure the times of trouble and profit from them. Romans 5:3-4 says that we acquire hope, develop character and learn perseverance when going through trials of many kinds. God however sustains us in our suffering.

Throughout Psalm 91 there is a point driven home. The promises are for those who trust in or love God. There are blessings that believers miss out on, simply because they are always fretting and do not trust God as they should. The psalmist quotes God as saying that the blessings are for those who love Him and acknowledge His name (vs 14) they call on Him (vs. 15) and only find fulfillment in what God alone provides.

Commit your path today to the Lord with everything inside of you, both the good and the bad, acknowledge that He is the only one who can make you complete, then ask Him for His forgiveness in your life and let Him wash you white as snow. He forgets the sins committed once He forgives you.

There are no words to explain the wonderful things He has in store for you once you place your life in His hands. He loves you and wants only what’s best for you.

Rest in His plan for your life, one of Hope and fulfillment. You will never be disappointed.

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