Is your glass 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Verse of the Day, November 19, 2021
Psalm 37:16-17 CSB "The little that the righteous person has is better than the abundance of many wicked people.  For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous."
Some days its seems like doing right (what God says) does benefit us. We look around and see people doing what they want without any consequences. King David, empowered with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, tells us that people who obey God should always view their glass as 1/2 full. Believers should avoid 1/2 empty glass mentality because we compare our life with the wicked.
No matter what the wicked believe, Psalm 37:13 says, "the Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming." 2 Timothy 3:9 states they will not get away with it for long (NLT). Those who disobey God never succeed in the end. If Jesus is not enough, you will never have enough money, possessions, or love enough, eat enough, or be happy. Your glass will always be 1/2 empty. But If God is your delight, your glass is forever 1/2 full (Psalm 37:16, 1:1–3).
Dear Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for all I have in Christ Jesus. I may not have everything I want today, but I have everything I need to live my life to You in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11). Thank you for reminding me: "The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger" (Psalm 37:18–19).
Lord Jesus, my steps are established by the Lord, and you take pleasure in every detail of my life. Though I fall, I will not be overwhelmed because the Lord supports me with his hand. I have been young, and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or his children begging for bread. He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing (Psalm 37:23–26).
Lord Jesus, my glass is always 1/2 full because "The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, their refuge in a time of distress. The Lord helps and delivers them; he will deliver them from the wicked and will save them because they take refuge in him" (Psalm 37:39–40).
Lord Jesus, today I will wait for You and keep Your way; I know You will exalt me to inherit the blessing You have prepared for me. I will watch when the wicked are destroyed (37:34). The instruction of the Lord is on my heart, and my steps will not falter. In Jesus' name, amen.