This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Daniel Grant.
2 Chronicles 15 and 16 tell us of the rise and fall of King Asa. He started off so well – “…he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.”
Asa started off so well, and was very successful in all that he trusted to the LORD, and yet when he faced off against Baasha king of Israel, he faltered. Instead of turning to God he turns to Ben-Hadad of Aram, and pays the pagan with the treasuries of the LORD’s temple.
Is there an area of your life that is so difficult right now, that you need to KEEP trusting God and NOT lean on your own understanding? Are there health challenges, financial worries, political drama, family stress? Don’t just start by trusting God in these things – finish strong by continuing to trust in HIM!! He has got it in the palm of His hand, and know that we stand with you too:-)
Sending HUGE hugs,