by Darla Noble
I remember the days of old. I meditate on all your doings. I contemplate the work of your hands. I spread out my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you.
Psalm 143:5-6, 8
Statistics show that while nearly half of all Americans make resolutions at the beginning of a new year, only 8% keep them. That’s not too impressive, is it?
While resolutions are nice, there is really only one resolution worth keeping. It is the resolution to trust God with your life—to lift ourselves up to Him each and every day.
Elijah was living in a drought-stricken wilderness. Daniel was surrounded by hungry lions. Paul was being beaten and mocked. Jesus was suffering in agony on the cross for crimes He didn’t commit. Yet they all kept their hands stretched out to God and continued to trust Him with their lives.
The point I want to make is this: In making just one simple resolution—the resolution to reach for, grab hold of, and listen to God, everything else will fall neatly into place.
Do This: Memorize today’s verses and start each day with the simple prayer that says, “Help me make You my priority today, God.”