When we fail to seek God through diligent study of the Bible and communicate with Him every day in prayer, the dust from sin proliferates, becoming an overwhelming storm that easily blinds our spiritual eyes. Before we realize it, the dust-storm of sin has expanded, placing us in spiritual darkness, and God’s truth no longer prevails as our guiding light. We begin to adapt to the darkness by making choices that lead us to compromise; as the dust grows thicker, we lose all visibility. Our blindness places us at a standstill, making it impossible to pass through the raging storm.
But do not despair! God, our Master Guide has not left us to wander hopelessly through the storm!
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Our Heavenly Father knows that we are Dust Dwellers. Yet, God is faithful and promises to protect and deliver us when we call on His Name.
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:1-4
Even when the dust is thick, and we lose all visibility, we can pray for repentance and ask for help with humble hearts. It is then that the Light from God clears our eyesight and shows us a clear path, preventing us from perishing in the hazardous storms of sin.
But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them. Isaiah 26:7
As we continue our life-journey as Dust-Dwellers, only God can deliver us from the storms of sin. God loves us so much, go ahead, and embrace His love by praying for strength. When we come against the temptations that Satan has devised for us to remain spiritually blind, stranded, and hopelessly wandering, God tells us, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
Believe and receive God’s promises by proclaiming, “Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.” Isaiah 26:8
Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 31, Isaiah 26
God, we thank you for being our Beacon of Light. We confess and repent of the willful sins that have placed us in the overwhelming dust-storm of sin. Thank you for loving us, the dust-dwellers who become blind because of disobedience. Please continue to lead, and direct us to the clear Path of Righteousness. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen!
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