“Adonai is my portion. I promised to guard Your words.” Psalm 119:57 TLV
“In Him every need is met, whether in life or in death. With God as your portion you are rich indeed, for He will supply your need, comfrot your heart, relieve your grief, guide your steps, walk with you in a dark valley, and then take you home to enjoy Him as your portion forever.”Charles Spurgeon
When the Lord is our portion, and when His Word is our everything, we will have peace. There are certain verses I think about when it comes to Jesus being my everything, these are verses I meditate on:
John 1:1, 14 TLV “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. We looked upon His glory, the glory of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Job 23:12 TLV “I have not departed from the commands of His lips. I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”
Philippians 4:19 TLV “My God will fulfill every need of yours according to the riches of His glory in Messiah Yeshua.”
Joshua 1:8 TLV “This book of the Torah should not depart from your mouth—you are to meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. For then you will make your ways prosperous and then you will be successful.”
When you continually think about God’s promises and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, there is no situation you won’t be able to handle. No matter what hard times you may face, remember the words in the twenty-third Psalm; The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He leads me beside still waters; he makes me rest in green pastures. He restores my soul and leads me in righteousness. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I don’t have to fear evil because His rod and staff comfort me. A table is prepared in the presence of my enemies. And even with all of those great things, I am still promised that goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
Your circumstances don’t have to determine your joy. Scripture says the joy of the Lord is our strength, and His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. Hold on to His Word, and it will get you through any situation. The Apostle Paul wrote Philippians while he was in prison, yet, he continually talked about joy. Your problems can’t stop God’s power or negate His promises. As long as you hold on to God’s promises and keep your eyes on Jesus, you can make it through any situation. It won’t always be easy, and you may get bruised in some battles, but we have a promise in Romans chapter eight. “What then shall we say in view of these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is the one who condemns? It is Messiah, who died, and moreover was raised, and is now at the right hand of God and who also intercedes for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 But in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.” (TLV).
That is our promise; that is our hope. Let the Word encourage and strengthen you today. Let it be your weapon against temptation, light on your path, and comfort to your soul.