Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-14-19

Psalm 66:1-3 The Message (MSG)

Every now and then we can all feel overwhelmed by the tenacity of evil and the immense burden of sin influencing our world. Justice—the ways of God—is under attack all the time. Issues and temptations can rise up to confront our lives at any moment and we must be ready to respond in the love of Christ. In those times, we must grab a hold of our courage and confidence in Christ and invite God to occupy the issues facing us.

We need to receive wisdom in our time of need; so we ask God for wisdom. God is always merciful and ready to help when we call upon his name for salvation. In Christ, you have access to God every day and any time you need him. Always remember, God’s character is perfect, you can trust him, and he will faithfully conquer his enemies. Since God has enemies, don’t be surprised you do, too. Rather than focus on the work of the enemy, keep your gaze upon Jesus and the work of Truth.

Psalm 66:1-3
1-4 All together now—applause for God!
Sing songs to the tune of his glory,
set glory to the rhythms of his praise.
Say of God, “We’ve never seen anything like him!”
When your enemies see you in action,
they slink off like scolded dogs.

Prayer: Father, I praise you for your goodness and seek to live for your glory. Thank you for keeping me strong to deal with every enemy that tries to rise up and steal my peace and joy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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