Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
We are all going to have bad days. We are all going to sin. We are all going to make mistakes. Jesus even had a bad day or two, so why would we think we should be exempt? The important thing is to move on.
As I thought about it more, I remembered the promise of Psalm 23 — that God is with us through the valley of the shadow of death, sickness, tragedy, sadness, loneliness, and fear. God is also with us through the peaks of birth, good health, good fortune, joy, fellowship and comfort. Whatever we are experiencing, we move through it with God at our side.
Jesus did not go merely for his own security, but to do good there; and he chose to go where John at first baptized because there could not but remain some impressions of John’s ministry and baptism thereabouts, which would dispose them to receive Christ and his doctrine; for it was not three years since John was baptizing, and Christ was himself baptized here.
Sometimes it’s easy to think of the covenant as a distant memory, an early part of an Old Testament rather than a vital part of our Christian faith. Yet we are the descendants of Abraham—the children of the covenant. God is the God of Abraham, and our God. He has extended that promise of protection and love to us through Jesus Christ.