Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You. (Psalm 143:8)
God works like a baker. Most of the ingredients that go into a cake are not tasty by themselves. But when these ingredients are combined and baked for a time in the oven, they produce a wonderful cake. When pottery goes into the kiln, the potter brings the temperature up slowly. As the pot stays in the kiln, it gains strength.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8;28)
When you trust in the Lord, you’re allowing Him to love you. If you’re pushing away, that’s self-righteousness. Stealing, for example, is not just wrong – it is also refusing to trust in God to provide. When you trust in Him, you’re placing your security in Him.
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire;
He rages against all wise judgment. (Proverbs 18:1)
“Cause me…” Make this your prayer.
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.” (Psalm 31:14)
Jesus came to be the Advocate. When He stood before Pilate, who was not a Jew or a believer, Pilate said he found no fault with Jesus. Pilate’s wife told him not to have anything to do with Jesus. Even they could see Jesus was completely righteous. Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus, came back to the temple and threw the money he’d received on the floor, saying that he’d betrayed an innocent man. Later, the centurions at the cross said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” when Jesus died.
God provided His Son but He was rejected by His own people. They said to Pilate, “We have no king but Ceasar,” and unfortunately, that is what they received.
10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”