Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 8-11-20

Psalm 28: 6-9

But may your name be blessed and built up!
For you have answered my passionate cry for mercy.

You are my strength and my shield from every danger.
When I fully trust in you, help is on the way.
I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise!
I will sing songs of what you mean to me!

You will be the inner strength of all your people,
the mighty protector of all,
the saving strength for all your anointed ones.

Keep protecting and cherishing your chosen ones;
in you they will never fall.
Like a shepherd going before us, keep leading us forward,
forever carrying us in your arms!

Every single day I ask the Lord for help of some kind. I have no trouble admitting that if I go into a day without asking for the Lord’s help, I will fall short of bringing him glory and honor. Sometimes I ask for the Lord to help me be courageous, strong, and resilient. Sometimes I ask for the Lord to help me forgive, be humble, believe the best of others, and grow in how I love all people. Sometimes I ask the Lord to help me trust his plan even though I may not see things clearly. We must stay the course and never give up, because the Lord is with us and has promised to lead us all the way to glory. He will lead us today and he will lead us into tomorrow, but we must take the necessary steps forward.

Our passage today, reminds me of the song lyrics by Doyle Dawson and Quicksilver, “Just hold on a little longer help is on the way. A better day is coming for those who believe and pray. Help won’t help tomorrow, if you give up today. Just hold on a little longer, help is on the way.”

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the power of prayer, your offer to be the Helper I need, and for the work of faith that causes me to take each step. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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