Daily Devotional (06/26/24)

If there is one thing that people in today’s world like to do is to complain.  People complain about a whole lot of stuff.  Whether it is about the food that they eat, the service that they received, their favorite sports team losing the game, their political beliefs and view points are being attacked, or anything else of that nature, people just want to find a reason to complain.  Majority of the time, people complain about the big things as well as the small things.  I remember being in high school and my peers would start complaining about everything.  It was remember hearing that and thinking to myself that there’s more to life than always complaining.  The apostle Paul writes in Philippians 2:14 where it says to do all things without complaining or grumbling.  So, throughout high school and I would hear classmates complain.  I told them to look up Philippians 2:14.  When they asked me about what that verse meant, I told them to simply look it up.  Then they understood.  

How often do we complain?  Sometimes we complain about events and people.  There are occasions where we would complain about God or to God.  God can’t give us things that we cannot handle.  We need to understand that because He loves us unconditionally.  In today’s passage from Psalm 64, we see that David is writing out a prayer to God asking Him to hear his complaint (verse 1).  He is talking about how others around him were saying bitter words and attacking very fearlessly.  The enemies have been plotting and attacking with their words and different things of that nature.  He is assuring the people that God will fight back against the enemy.  Not only will He fight but the people of God will find shelter in Him (verse 10).   I want to ask this question: are you in the shelter of the Lord?  I pray that we, as the people of God, should always find shelter in His wings (Psalm 91:4).  


Dear Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for always having our best interest at heart.  Father, we know that this life is very challenging and can have different seasons.  We ask that You will help us to not complain about different things when they begin to surface.  Help us to pray to You rather than complain.  Help us to change the way we think when it comes to the different seasons we experience.  No matter what happens, continue to remind us that You have our best interest and You know what we need rather than telling You what we want.  Thank You Father for loving us unconditionally.  

In Jesus name, amen

Psalm 64

“1.  O God, listen to my complaint.  Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.  2. Hide me from the plots of this evil mob, from this gang of wrongdoers.  3. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows.  4. They shoot from ambush at the innocent, attacking suddenly and fearlessly.  5. They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret.  “Who will ever notice?” they ask.  6. As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!”  Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.  7. But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down.  8. Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads and scorn.  9. Then everyone will be afraid; they will proclaim the mighty acts of God and realize all the amazing things he does.  10. The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him.  And those who do what is right will praise him.”  

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