Do you have confidence that God will not abandon you? (127 -1)
When times of trouble hit godly Christian leaders, even trouble they bring on themselves, they are wise to turn to God and wait patiently for His help. Read Psalm 40:1-17.
King David wrote Psalm 40. He was no stranger to God’s great blessing and he was no stranger to trouble and suffering in his leadership role, some of it brought on by his own actions. Acts 13:22 calls David “a man after (God’s) own heart” at least in part because no matter if he were living the good life or in the midst of difficult days he sought God and would make God’s goodness known to anyone who would listen.
The core truth David had that will serve every leader well is that God will always remain faithful to His holy nature even when we are unfaithful. Christian leaders can experience personal freedom and security if they trust in God’s truths, wisdom, mercy, and justice. Even in the midst of self-inflicted difficult situations it will bring great inner peace to any leader who understands that God will not change character from being rich in grace and mercy. To believe with all your heart that God not only forgives but restores will allow leaders currently in the pit of despair to have hope.
Are you able to have a deep inner confidence that God will not abandon you and that God does not change from His holy nature? Most leaders desire to “do” something to pull themselves out of difficult situations. It is the nature of a leader to want to take action rather than chance undesirable circumstances. There is always something Christian leaders can do to have inner peace, long-term security and hope for the future if they are willing to consider repenting, trusting, and believing in God’s unchanging nature and love as positive actions.
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