For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12
When there is trouble and difficulty in life it is reassuring to know that God sees what we’re going through. His ears are attentive to our prayers. He is listening to us and He moves powerfully for our good. We believe and trust in His love and good intentions for us.
What if our trouble in life is Him? Peter wrote that the ‘face of the Lord is against those who do evil.’ James wrote ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble’ (James 4:6)
God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.
When trouble comes against me I have God Almighty as my Guard, Resource and Sustainer. But if I am proud of heart and evil in what I do, it is God that opposes me! What chance do I have?
None. Zero. God will always win.
So my most important relationship is with Jesus. My most strategic move is humility before Him. The best thing I can do is repent and thank Him for His grace – which is awesome and amazing.
Lord, thank You for hearing my prayers today. It is mind-blowing to think that You, the Creator of the universe, are attentive to my life. I humbly bring all of my life before You and ask for wisdom and help. I want to bring You glory. Live through me today.