Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 11-10-23

Intro: God is great! As the Eternal King, he has absolute rule over all things, endless resources to release by his goodness, and unmatched power as he sustains all of creation. There are so many ways for us to proclaim to the world that our God is great! It isn’t a difficult proclamation; to know God is to taste his greatness and goodness.

When I was a small child, I learned a prayer about the greatness of God: “God is great! God is good! And we thank him for our food. By his hands we all are fed. Give us Lord our daily bread!” As simple as that prayer is, it proclaims great faith in our Great God! He alone is the Provider and Savior!

In our passage today, David asks God to respond quickly to his cry for help. He boldly prays for the evil plans of his enemies to fail. However, even in his desperate need, David does not forget to praise and magnify God’s greatness.

We should always be praising God as we place our petitions and needs before him. Praise helps us remember who God is and how good he is to love us and care for us. David is most assuredly having to fight fear as he prays and asks God for help, so he takes time to offer praise so it touches his soul with confidence. May we overflow in praise, today, because no matter what we may face…God is great!

Psalm 70 NLT For the choir director: A psalm of David, asking God to remember him.

Please, God, rescue me!
    Come quickly, Lord, and help me.

May those who try to kill me
    be humiliated and put to shame.
May those who take delight in my trouble
    be turned back in disgrace.

Let them be horrified by their shame,
    for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!”

But may all who search for you
    be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
    repeatedly shout, “God is great!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    please hurry to my aid, O God.
You are my helper and my savior;
    O Lord, do not delay.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for always being there to answer our desperate cries for help. Help us to magnify you and minimize our struggles. Holy Spirit, put praise on our lips today as we invite the joy of our salvation to rise up within us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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