By Randi Spearman
Psalm 32:3-4,7 “When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me… You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Forgiveness and deliverance bring in the song. Sin stifles the song. If I am delivered, then that’s it…complete deliverance! God doesn’t do things halfway. But true deliverance won’t come till I am ready for it. Verse 9 says, “Don’t be like the horse, or as the mule which has no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with a bit and bridle.” The horse and mule are not going to obey unless they are forced to. God is not going to force me to do anything, but He will “instruct me in the way which I should go; He will guide me with His eye.” (Vs. 8) That should be enough. To be guided by His Word and convicted by His Word should turn me away from any erring that enters my mind.
So why is it so hard? Cause the devil is subtle. But, I recognize his subtleties… why is it still so hard? Cause the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. But, in my weakness, He is strong…So what’s so hard about it?
Is anything too hard for God? That’s the real question. Am I ready to let Him take this one? Cause it’s no hard thing for Him to bring complete deliverance. And what’s worse is to be delivered once and to “be as a dog and return to my vomit.” Proverbs 26:11
What are all these Scriptures about animals today? “Lord, what are You saying? Be smarter than these animals?”
There is a reason I am part of this chosen generation. I have purpose and while animals can be forced into submission, I have to surrender freely. He won’t force me. And He doesn’t have to. I desire His will above all things.
O’ Lord, ”Search me and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. See if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24