Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

All Is Well

PSALM 25:10 – All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

THEME OF THE DAY. ALL IS WELL. If I were to ask, “What are the most important words in today’s scripture?”, how would we answer? It would be easy to reply, “Steadfast love and faithfulness” as we focus on the character of the Lord. And there is no wrong answer here. But bear with me as I offer another answer. It is found in the opening six words of the passage preceding the character qualities of the Lord – All the paths of the Lord. Why might this be the lead answer in this verse? Here are a couple of reasons . . .

First, the ways of the Lord are mysterious, cannot be figured out, and if we don’t see by faith that “All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness”, we will doubt Him, mistrust Him, and succumb to tough circumstances in unbelief and fear. The prophet Isaiah tells us of the Lord’s dealings with us – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). We must in the midst of pain and spiritual darkness cling to the unchanging character of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness knowing that “all the paths”, even the hard ones, are good, will always be good, and will always lead to good results for His glory and our spiritual health.

Another reason why the first six words of today’s verse are the most important is because they drive us to embrace the most comforting and assuring truth a Christian will ever discover and lean upon – the sovereignty of God. The word “Lord” is translated Yahweh; the personal name of the living God. Think about this truth in our personal relationship with Him. Our Yahweh, our personal, living God, has committed Himself to us in covenant love to make Himself known to us, to be near to us, to protect us, to guide us, and to be our ever present help in time of need. And that means, though the paths He is leading us on now might be of suffering, pain, and not able to be discerned, He knows what He is doing. All is well, despite all may not seem or be well. Why? He is our Lord. He is our Lord of steadfast love and faithfulness. He cannot nor would not abandon us. And His sovereign power assures us that He is able to be all we need in the midst of the difficult paths He is leading us.

So, in the many twists and turns of the Lord’s paths He guides us, remember . . . all is well. The Lord can do nothing else but all things well. It is who He is. Trust Him.

PRAYER: “Father, thank You that though I may not understand Your ways, I know I can trust Your ways.”

QUOTE: “God never wavers, in His character and dealings with us. All is well. All is going according to plan. Trust Him.”