No Good Thing Will He Withhold

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
Psalm 84:11

Each of us face things in life that are challenges. In this past week, I had three very difficult work issues that were beyond our control. As I was praying through the second one, I knew what I felt would be best. But as I prayed, the Lord put on my heart that He is still good if things turned out the opposite of what I would like.

So what are you facing right now? Can you see the good in it, or does it feel impossible? Another promise I love from Psalms is this beautiful word picture of the Lord: “my goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust” (Psalm 144:2).

Love,
Sarah

10 thoughts on “No Good Thing Will He Withhold”

  1. Such a beautiful and true post, Sarah! Definitely ministered to my heart and you have encouraged me so much. The Lord truly is good at all times, even in our difficult moments.

    You always encourage ME!

  2. So encouraging! Just what I needed to hear too as I face a bit of unforeseen/not-so-fun computer work this weekend! Rom 8:28

    That’s hard. Hope you had coffee and chocolate to help out the process :).

  3. Thank you for that very encouraging reminder. I like that picture you are displaying. Is that at Hobby Lobby by any chance?

    Yes, that was right before checking out :). I’m going to put it in my office.

  4. Having a an extra, demanding foster child in the house has been hectic. Though I’ve seen how the Lord can use us in his life, it feels like OUR lives have put on hold, and it stirred up some heated feelings and thoughts. The Lord forgives, but what I need to do is “Let it go”! That’s what I’m struggling with right now, letting go of the resentment, and knowing how easily prevented the stress could’ve been. But it’s over now and I need to start afresh. Even when we don’t know what God’s doing, I’m glad HE does. But we are not going to be able to walk into every plan of His for us with open hearts. We are human, and there are times when obeying God is gonna be a true struggle! When I can’t seem to willingly obey Him, I ask Him to help me, and try to keep going forward. There are times it’s with a “because I have to” attitude, but in the long run God will show us why He chose that path for us.

    Yes, it is hard to set aside things sometimes, isn’t it? He gives the grace when we need it!

  5. Thanks for that quote, Sarah! I am regrettably not as familiar with Psalms as I would like to be and didn’t know that one, but I wish I had known it when I was waiting for five long years to have a child.

    I also like Psalm 145:16 and 18.

    Those verse are awesome! Five years is a long time. Waiting can be so difficult!

  6. My husband and I are facing long term bedrest with the pregnancy of our first child some days it feels impossible but we do know that with Gods help we have already made it an additional 4 weeks at home and not in the hospital.

    I’m so sorry about that. I will be praying for you! Yes, every day at home is one less (or more!) at the hospital!

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