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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting Over the Things That Hold Me Back

In review of Psalm 25:2 it says, “O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me.”

Bottom Line:
I trust in you Lord, do not let my enemies defeat me.

What this means to me:
I put my trust in you Lord. Please help me not be disgraced or let my enemies have victory over me.

Today's verse comes from Psalm 25, which represents David's prayer for defense, guidance, and pardon. As I trust in God, he will grant me the same. Enemies are those who not only oppose me, but also God's way of living. I can view temptations; money, success, prestige, and lust as my enemies, with the greatest enemy being Satan. In this psalm David asked God to keep his enemies from overcoming him because they opposed what God stood for. If his enemies succeeded, David feared that many would think that living for God was futile. David wasn’t questioning his own faith, he knew that God would triumph, but he didn't want his enemies' success to be an obstacle to the faith of others.

I can turn loose the things that tend to hold me back. I ask God to open doors in my favor, and close ones that would cause harm to me. I can trust Him to handle things without trying to micromanage the details of my life. I can turn loose the reins and allow God to have His way in me.

With the help of the Almighty God, I can get over the things that hold me back. I can learn to release any resentment or bitterness. I can turn it all over the the Lord and watch as my life becomes filled with Joy. I can let any issue or misery melt away. I can let the “Son” shine in.