Why Rehearse what God can easily Erase?
Courage we all need. The experiences that hold us prisoners lies in our belief that there’s nothing more beyond what has happened to us. Courage is the ability to let go of the pain that you are familiar with and be brave enough not to compare your life with others. Be daring enough to step outside of the environment that got you sick.
Do not sit in the gloom. Allow God to bring His light and rescue you. Stop rehearsing what God is willing to erase. It is easy for humans to trust their own wisdom, experience, friends, and their resources but the Psalmist David knew to have the kind of courage and strength he needed – it had to come from the LORD.
No one lives in seasons of fair weather where life is great all the time. You stumble and fall but because your confidence is in the LORD, you will not live permanently in fear of getting up and starting again. For in the time of trouble God hides you and sets you high upon a rock. God does not prevent you from trouble, but He gives you security and blessing even in the midst of the uncertainty.
Psalm 27 makes a powerful prayer to pray everyday.
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.
Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.