There is the big problem of sin and death, yet we are freely and extravagantly given the resources of the Word and Spirit; which are to sin and death as light is to darkness.
Sin and death are like the weeds of our soul. They are not only present but prevalent. They suck the life out of us and they produce nothing of value.
Psalm 61 places in poetical form all that we know to be true about Jesus Christ and the gospel.
Because we trust God, we have already decided to trust his word—all of it—no matter what.
As the words of God remain or abide in us, the Spirit of God transforms our heart and mind to reflect and refract the heart and mind of Christ.
Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (Psalm 119:89)
We are pruned, which is to say transformed, by the substance of the Word of God; not our own self-willed, take-charge efforts.
This sword-like Word, like a surgical instrument, heals as it pierces, penetrates, and cuts out even the most malignant cancerous growths of sin and death in our inner being.
Are these words locked into the quiet-time compartments of our morning devotions or are we finding ways to loose them into the life-flow of the hours and minutes of our days and nights?
We see things from a very narrow perspective, whereas God sees things from the vast eternity of his unfolding purposes.