September 1

Written by Bill Grandi on September 1st, 2021

Today I read from Psalm 37. It is, by far, my favorite chapter in the Bible. Admittedly, Romans 8 comes in a close 2nd. But, by and large, this is my favorite. There is so much to digest just at the beginning!!

  • Trust in the Lord and do good. (v.3)
  • Delight yourself in the Lord. (v.4)
  • Commit your way to the Lord. (v.5)  This is my personal favorite.
  • Rest in the Lord.  (v.7)

That alone would be enough to say, “Here listen to me!”  That alone would suffice to say, “Here are the nuts and bolts of a relationship with God.”  But a little later David adds another gem:

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And he delights in his way.” (v.28)

We may face some limiting circumstances. We may face some which are not so good. We may face some that want to take us down and out. While it is hard to remember when we are going through a difficulty, we need to seek God. We can “go” through it or “grow” through it.

The challenge of every pressure situation is to increase our faith and trust, not to decrease. It it is to grow not diminish.

“Father, as I go through those challenging times may my faith increase. Help me to trust, delight, commit, and rest in You.”

I have so much more to say about making this happen but it would make this devotion too long for one day. So I have chosen to split my writing into two devotions. Tomorrow I would like to show how and why  we need to increase our faith not diminish it by using a very familiar passage. See you there!


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    Some gems for sure, Bill. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

  2. Trust, delight, commit, and rest . . . I love these words, Bill! They all show action on our part to grow closer to the Lord. Looking forward to tomorrow’s installment.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is exactly why I love that chapter and those words. As I said to Ryan, I hope I don’t disappoint

  3. Ed says:

    Sounds like good introduction. I’m heading over to tomorrows/todays read. 🙂