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Our Trustworthy God (Psalm 119:65)

You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. Psalm 119:65
Can you imagine what life would be like if God were like sinful human beings? It would be terrifying. Consider how often we change our minds and how often our emotions swing from highs to lows and back again. We can be so unpredictable. In fact, it only takes one event, and in a moment of time, we can change from being very joyful to angry and bitter. Thankfully God is not like us. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). Although He is perfectly righteous and just and we are terribly sinful, He has determined to set His love upon us. He has given to us His great and wonderful promises. It is the stability and consistency of God that brings the psalmist assurance and comfort. Because God is true to His word, the psalmist has been treated well. As New Testament Christians, we should consider often the precious promises that are found in God’s word. Following are a few of the great promises of God.
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 8:28–29 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;… Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU…”
As we walk through this life, there are times that it very easy for us to feel sorry for ourselves. We can focus primarily on the circumstances of life and lose sight of the manifold blessings that God has bestowed upon us. We must always remind ourselves of the fact that God has dealt very kindly with us, according to His word!

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58