Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Grab The Red Phone!”. It is 5 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.”
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”
The days are evil. We need to keep our eyes upon the Lord and seek Him and His face at all times.
I received the following email from a dear friend a few years ago, which I feel compelled to share with you. Her circumstances left her hanging by a thread:
“Let me tell you where I’ve been. This past February we found out that our 16-year-old son had been sneaking into our 17-year-old daughter’s room in the middle of the night and touching her. From February to June I cried non-stop. July through August there were no tears left. There was nothing left; I was dead. I wasn’t eating or sleeping. The despair and hopelessness was beyond anything I had ever experienced. It felt as though the Lord brought me to the edge of a cliff and left me there. It was the most frightening time of my life. I told friends I wasn’t going to make it. I didn’t even know what I meant by that, but I meant every word of it. I was in so much pain. I just didn’t know how I could live like this day after day without relief. I was so disappointed in myself. How could I end up in this state as a ‘good’ Christian? I felt that I should have been able to stand up under this trial much better than I was. Nothing gave me relief from my thoughts. There was no joy or pleasure, and fear was ruling my mind. I put memory verses everywhere in my house, and I would just wander aimlessly from one verse to the next just trying to hold on for one more minute. Depression came and the anxiety mounted. It was more than I could bear. I felt none of God’s grace or mercy.”
There are times when we must cry out to God for His help and run for cover under His almighty wing!
Now read Psalm 36:7, Psalm 57, and Psalm 46. If you have more time, read Psalm 91 as well. Recall a few instances when you were keenly aware of God’s divine protection or provision. As you contemplate God’s faithfulness, take a few moments to praise Him.
Like yesterday, choose one scripture from today that the Lord is using to renew your mind and transform your heart.
Honestly I cannot recall a time of need where I felt like God was not with me. This isn’t to say I have never been in trouble, far from it. However, God is always with us. It may not seem like it at times but He is. Love is not just a feeling. The song today is perfect. He is with us, always. Love & The Outcome nailed it perfectly. Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”