DCLM Daily Manna 24 June 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Trust In The Lord
TOPIC: Trust In The Lord (DCLM Daily Manna 24 June 2022)
TEXT: Psalm 118:5-14 (KJV)
5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
KEY VERSE: “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man” (PSALM 118:8).
In our daily engagements and activities, it is imperative that we repose confidence in someone or something. We do not think twice before boarding an aircraft. We are confident that the pilot will do his work competently, and will get us to our destination. The problem starts when we are confronted by situations that require that we put our confidence in God. This, itself, is an act of faith.
The psalmist is convinced that God is good and merciful. When he faced a distressing situation therefore, he cried to the Lord who answered promptly. He knew that God was on his side, and there was no need to be afraid of what men might do to him. From experience, the psalmist knew that it was better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. He believed that in the name of the Lord, he would vanquish all those forces that had gathered against him. He was sorely pressured by the enemy in the hope that he would fall. But God came to his rescue. No wonder he saw God as his strength, song and salvation.
We must recognise that it is a waste of time to trust men more than God. It is a contradiction for us to turn to man when trials and troubles arise. We trust God because His love is eternal, His mercy is unmerited, His compassion is unfailing, His promises are certain and His gifts are good and perfect. All you need to do is to ensure that there is no disagreement between you and the Lord, for then your confidence in Him will never be in vain.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
God delivers those who trust in Him during adversity.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1. Give praise to God because all men and feelings can fail but what God says will never fail.
2. Ask God for grace to build up your faith in the word of God above all else.
3. Ask for ever increasing faith through the help of the Holy Spirit and the word of God.
4. Pray that our faith will rise up to receive His miracles during this crusade.
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.