"If the Lord delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand."
What does it take for the Lord to delight in my ways? Does He care so much with what I do? Or the heart of doing it?
To stumble yet not fall. The Lord understands my weaknesses. And HE upholds me with HIS own hand. If He were not walking with me, He couldn't do that.
The care and provision of the Lord. God will take care of us. May not always be what we want, nor how we expect the care to come. But He will take care of us, His children.
"Turn from evil and do good ..."
Not enough to just turn from evil. Must replace that with something - something good.
"The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip."
I need to memorize the Word of God, to hide it deep within my heart and mind and spirit, so that I won't be so likely to fail him.
"Wait for the Lord and keep His way ...."
"...there is a future for the man of peace..."
"The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord ...
He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them ...
He delivers them from the wicked and saves them because they take refuge in Him."
Lord, thank you for loving us. For caring for us. For just being with us in the storms of life.
I am so glad that YOU are my stronghold.
I love you.