When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God. – Pv. 14:32
The title chosen for this text is a passage from Proverbs 14, verse 32. I really like this book of the Bible, it was even the first one I read in its entirety when I was younger, and every time I read it I learn something new, in it the Word of the Lord comes to meet our hearts with truths that may seem obvious, but that we easily forget.
A relief for the soul
These days in my devotional time I came across this passage again and what a balm it brought me. I am not sick and even less do I know when I will die, but if I have sought to walk in righteousness and justice, and my Lord will give me refuge even in the hour of my death, what will I say now that I am alive and full of steam. I was in a challenging phase, with the submission of my thesis in college and many things happening around me, it even seemed that 24 hours were not enough.
However, as I read this passage I felt a warmth in my soul, an inexpressible love for our kind Father, and today I want you to feel this love too. Know that no matter what moment you are in, God is your refuge and His company is the best place to be, He exchanges our heavy burdens for light ones, for He loves us so much that even at the moment of our death He will still give us refuge, because He is a God of life and physical death for those who have accepted Jesus can only mean one thing: the time to draw near to the Father.
He will be with you in the most difficult valley
For we know that there is a place reserved for us with our Father. God is taking care of even the simplest detail, even what in our eyes seems impossible, He loves us very much and will be with us even in the most difficult valley. In Jeremiah 17:10, it is written: “I, the Lord, examine the heart and try the thoughts. I give every person his due reward, according to his actions.”
Knowing that today the Lord examines your heart and proves your thoughts, is that a relief to you? If yes, then take a deep breath and stop charging yourself so much, now if not, why? What needs to change in you? Where do you need to improve? Take time for this self-assessment and remember that God is on your side. Be righteous and you will find refuge even in the hour of death.
God bless you!
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