Which Way Does the Scale Tip? From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thank you for joining us for Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power. Grab your coffee and come on in for our Words of Wisdom and Weapons of Warfare for September.

While my husband and I were in Kauai not long ago, I was reading from his Bible in my quiet time and at this time, I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon what is now our September WOW, but I know it was no accident. What I found turns out to be a solution for many of the situations going on in my life. As I sat still and marveled on this one little verse, my heart raced at the truth it splashed, the perspective it shone on so many issues coming up to meet me in life that I knew I wanted to share it with all of you.

As I read and re-read the verse, something else caught my eye, caused my heart to smile, and that was my husband’s notes at the top of the page for this very verse so let me share that with you first – oops, let’s have the verse first; that might help, huh? 🙂 Psalm 118:8It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

You see what I mean? Doesn’t that feel like the antidote for just about every situation we face in this life? I don’t know about you, but I find myself straining for others’ approval more often than I’d like to admit; consequently, when they let me down, I am devastated!

Now let me share my interpretation of his notes which I hope give you that ah-ha moment that they gave me: Psalm 118:8 = middle of the Bible. There are 594 Chapters before and 594 chapters after Psalm 118:8 – add those up and what do you have? 1188! The shortest chapter in Psalms is 117; the longest is 119. So what’s in the middle? “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”! Ironically, the answer to many of life’s struggles is found on middle ground, and yet, in the scale of truth, we don’t want to be caught in the middle! If we are trusting man for anything, the scale is tipping in the wrong direction!

His Mercies R New Every Morning!

This morning after I prayed over how to present it, my heart smiled yet again as He reminded me of our upcoming Destination? Joyful! ™ event, “Living Outside Your Circumstances,” and how this verse ties in with what we will be sharing. The more I read this verse, especially aloud, the bigger the solution it becomes; its relevancy so prevalent for all of us today.

Here’s a little flashlight of info into my heart: As you read this, know my heart is racing with confidence and excitement as I realize that He has been preparing, pruning and perfecting me in the area of breaking free from co-dependency, placing inappropriate expectations on others, so I can stand before those and comfort those who attend our next event in November with the comfort I’ve been given.

What is your current struggle? Take just a moment and write it down. Go ahead, I’m not looking; it’s between you and Him. Now picture a two-sided scale. The base of the scale is your struggle, whatever it may be — relationships, financial difficulty, loneliness, uncertainty, injury and/or illness. Who are you trusting in that struggle, you/others? Or our Father in Heaven?

If I could live out this one verse consistently, day after day, I know I would break free from anything that entangles me from abundant life here and now and the scale would tip in HIS favor.

Trusting in others less and Him more,



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One Response to “Which Way Does the Scale Tip? From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    George once shared with me a wonderful truth that I still treasure. Basically he said, “We need to spend more one on one time with Our Father God because we are his sons and He desires us to be in His presence.” Just as we, as parents, desire to have that kind of relationship with our own children, that is exactly what Abba’s heart wants from us. Very cool.