My boast is in the Lord. He helped me overcome the unpleasant conflict I wrote about in my last post.
I could not sleep that night and spent time reading Scripture verses and praying, in which I found solace. Past midnight I emailed a friend and received a comforting reply from her. In times like these one is in need of just one person who says they understand what you are going through.
Jesus is our Wonderful Counsellor. He is our Prince of Peace. This I experienced in those troublesome hours.
The next morning my devotional from Experiencing God Day by Day by Henry and Richard Blackaby was written just for me. I want to share it with you
He Is at Your Right Hand
Daily Devotional for Friday, July 15th, 2011
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8
What does it mean to set the Lord always before you? It means that you choose to relate everything you encounter to your trust in God. What you choose to focus on becomes the dominant influence in your life. You may be a Christian, but if your focus is always on your problems, your problems will determine the direction of your life. If your focus is on people, then people will determine what you think and do. In biblical times, the right hand was the most distinguished position, reserved for one’s chief adviser and supporter. When you choose to focus on Christ, you invite Him to take the most important position in your life as Counselor and Defender. Every time you face a new experience, you should turn to Christ for His interpretation and strength. When people insult you and mistreat you, you should seek direction from your Counselor regarding the right response. When you face a crisis, you should receive strength from the One at your right hand. When you experience need, you should consult your Counselor before you react. When you face a fearful situation, you should take courage from the Advocate at your right hand. Everything you do is in the context of your relationship to Christ. What an incredible act of God’s grace that Christ should stand beside you to guide you and counsel you and defend you! How could you ever become dismayed over your situation with Christ at your right hand? What confidence this should give you!