Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-4-19

Psalm 124 The Passion Translation (TPT)

As believers, if we will consider our lives carefully, we will find God has always been watching over us; guiding, helping and defending through every twist and turn. What if God had not been there for you? Where would you be? Although that is a sobering thought to consider, it is a necessary process to put things into perspective when resting in the promises of God. If you cannot see the faithfulness of God in the past, how will you ever be able to recognize the faithfulness of God in your present and future?

Our faith needs to be constantly encouraged and our minds need to be refreshed by remembering just how faithful God is to his children. Life happens and fear arrives, but God is faithfully present in bringing help to us. Oh, how I praise God for the continual connections he makes to bring provision when I need it most. We fail, but God is faithful to restore us and help us with new beginnings. Oh, how I praise God for new beginnings, amen? Sometimes people disappoint, reject, and abandon us, but God is faithful to defend us from the destructive work of sin in the world. Oh, how I praise God for always being in my corner, cheering me on, and enriching my life. Bottom line: God gives us the victory in all things! David recognized God’s faithfulness. Do you?

Psalm 124 Victory

A song of the stairway, by King David

1 What if God had not been on our side? Let all Israel admit this!

2–3 What if God had not been there for us?
Our enemies, in their violent anger,
would have swallowed us up alive!

4–5 The nations, with their flood of rage, would have swept us away
and we would have drowned,
perished beneath their torrent of terror!

6 We can praise God over and over that he never left us!
God wouldn’t allow the terror of our enemies to defeat us.

7 We are free from the hunter’s trap;
their snare is broken and we have escaped!

8 For the same God who made everything,
our Creator and our mighty maker,
he himself is our helper and defender!

Prayer: Lord, I do recognize your faithfulness in my life. You are always there for me and even when you push me I am grateful, because I know you bring only good things. Thank you for faithfully loving me! May you feel loved and appreciated by how I choose to live my life for you by loving others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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