This Day in History: 0000-02-01

February 1 – Psalms 18:30-36 

God’s way is perfect.  All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.
For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
God arms me with strength, and He makes my way perfect.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
He trains my hands for battle; He strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me;
Your help has made me great. 
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping. 

It doesn’t always feel like God’s ways are perfect, does it?  Sometimes, His ways even feel very flawed… if we’re honest.  But the Bible makes some promises here, and one of them is that God’s way is, in fact, perfect.  Another is that ALL the Lord’s promises prove true.  Though it’s often very difficult, let’s ask our Lord to help our unbelief and let’s choose to hold tight to these promises and believe that they are indeed true.  I, for one, have definitely found strength each time I’ve run to Him for help. 

Recently we were out west, visiting some of the amazing national parks out there.  One day we saw some big horned sheep way up on a rather steep mountainside and wondered to ourselves how they could run on that surface without falling.  It looked impossible.  Later that same day, we saw a deer making her way down the side of another large, steep slope.  As I read these verses those images immediately came to mind.  I was reminded how strong and confident and majestic those animals looked way up on those mountain heights.  These verses tell us that when we make God our Solid Rock, He will do the same for us.  He will secure our footing in circumstances that seem impossible.  He will make the path before us wide to keep us from slipping. He will arm us with strength! 

Y’all, who is our God, except the Lord?  Is there any other god who offers us what He has?  Is there any other who is so trustworthy? So sound?  Who but our God is a Solid Rock?  He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection.  Let’s look to Him! Let’s allow Him to arm us with strength and make our way perfect.  Let’s walk this life with surefooted confidence, knowing He has enabled us to traverse the mountain heights. Knowing He has trained us for battle and given us the victory.  Knowing that His help has made us great!  Knowing that all of His promises prove true.  Knowing, with confidence, that His way is perfect!