In my life, I have often heard about "righteous" people doing well in life and living with success. Yet I have also heard of people who have strived to live a life of "righteousness" and have found it to be full of challenges and hardship, never quite experiencing "doing well" or "living with success". However, in God's Word, I found chapter 34 from the Book of Psalms, where David is found seeking after the Lord God and crying out to Him about the troubles and affliction he is facing; the Lord God hears him and both saves and delivers from all of them.
In the time of David, the righteousness of a person was noted by the extent by which they were able to keep the ten commandments, other laws, exercising obedience to the Lord God, and His anointed prophets.
As time passed by, the Lord God observed that with mankind, there is no absolute righteous person; they all experience moments of sin and failure. Hence, the Lord God exercised a plan to allow for a person to present themselves as righteous unto His presence through the righteousness of Christ Jesus. It is through Christ Jesus that people who have been transformed by the power of His blood and Holy Spirit, that they mature into righteous men and women of the Lord God. It is this sacred righteousness that is seen by the Lord God when a person presents their requests to Him.
The Lord God both hears and listens to the requests we present to Him. In addition, the Lord God assures us of the attention that He will give to presented requests. His revealed responses to our requests may be presented quickly or in due time; no matter how long that may take or the form in which they are presented. Yet the Lord God will present responses to our requests. Furthermore, when He presents responses to our requests in a favorable manner, we will know that it is from Him; it would be impossible by merely human means to do so. However, if His responses to our requests are not favorable, we should not be discouraged; the Lord God may have a purposes for not doing so; reasons for which He has yet to reveal to us. In any case, we should remain faithful and true to holding on to our trust in the Lord God; "with God all things are possible".
"Trust in the [Lord] God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV
It is our trust in Christ Jesus that prepares us towards coming into the presence of the Lord God. It is our trust of certainty in the power of the Lord God and His plan for our lives that brings assurance to our hearts as He listens and attends to our cry. It is a deep-rooted trust in God that will uphold us in our times of trouble and affliction. Although we may not always understand His responses to our requests, the Lord God will direct us as to what to do and not do, as we continue to walk on the path He has set before us.
Lets Pray. Lord God, you who are great and grand, I come before your presence to present my requests. Lord God, I am faced with both troubles and afflictions, and it is a challenge to live through them. I need your divine intervention to help me through them and present a response. I claim the righteousness of Christ Jesus, as my Savior and Lord, that you may help me through this time and towards a favorable outcome. In name of Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.
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