For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Psalm 56:13
Survival of a major disaster or sickness often leaves people wondering why they were able to survive when someone else did not. The greater the disaster, the more questioning occurs.
People want to have purpose in life, but few find true purpose in living. Then when they suddenly make it through a challenge they are seeking reasons as to what their purpose must be in life, since they survived.
Some begin to go around speaking to others about how they survived. Others drum up support to help others survive similar situations. While these and many others things may be good, they are all temporary in their nature.
David had been delivered by God multiple times from life-threatening situations. He realized this and knew the reason for the deliverance. His deliverance was so that he would be able to walk before God in true life.
Every believer has been delivered, at a minimum, from death of sin. Sin in the life brought about an eternal death that no person can overcome on his own. Through Jesus, that death has been removed.
Along with salvation, many have been delivered from life threatening situations in their life. There has also been many who have been delivered from difficult situations in life that challenge how they live. Some will wonder why God has delivered them.
Either way, the purpose is the same–to be able to walk before God in His light and in His life.
Walking before God is walking in the path He has for each person. This can bring about more life and purpose than anything else in this life. It is an eternal purpose, not just a day-to-day living purpose.
God’s love for you is greater than anything or anyone on this earth. It is eternal and perfect.
He has a purpose for your life here on this earth. It is to walk in His ways and follow Jesus. It is to become more like Jesus everyday. This is the true light of life.
Realize that when God delivers you from sin or some great tragic situation in your life, it is so that you may walk before Him and be His witness on this earth.
God has delivered you for His purpose. Now go out and live that purpose out each day.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus brings; that God will reveal your purpose in this life; that you will walk in the ways of God; and that you will God with all of your life.