Got a good word?

September 23, 2013

“Lord, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness listen to my plea,
and in Your righteousness answer me.”
– Psalm 143:1 (Holman Christian Standard)

The text comes as regular as rain. It always reads the same and I instantly know the source. “Coach, do you have a good word”? Our world can be a tough place. It has been said that we’re either coming out of a tough time, going through a tough time or one is right around the corner. We need encouragement and we also need to hear words that give us strength and hope. So where do we go for the answers we need? Where do we go to get a good word?

I believe the Bible has a response for every situation and circumstance we may be going through. With that thought in mind, what better place to go for answers than God’s perfect and profound Word? Like a pleading son, David asks God to listen to him. He is helpless in his own strength and he knows it. David completely trusts his Father and is relying on Him for a solution. The trust that he has in his God takes their relationship to another level. David isn’t looking for a rabbit’s foot or four-leaf clover. He doesn’t just want a good word, David wants God to give him a truth and a promise. So what about you, could you use a good word? Go ahead, open up God’s Word and dig in!

Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me beyond anything I could ever imagine. Thank You for Your living Word and the hope that it brings. Give me a hunger for truth, the desire to seek it and the strength to apply it to my daily life. Amen.

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