Lenten Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 3-23-20

Psalm 146 Our True Help
1
Praise the Lord!
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
2
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath.
3
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;
there is no help for you there.
4
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

Pause in his presence

Lenten Reflection: True confidence is place in God alone as our Helper. Praise is one way to guard against false confidence, because it takes our minds off our problems and focuses our thoughts on the goodness of God and his character. Praise lifts our perspective from the earthly to the heavenly realm; we can better understand the heart of God as we praise. Man was never created to be the savior; that job is already taken. So, let’s place our hope where it belongs…upon Almighty God and his great love for us.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the perfect love you pour over your children. I place my confidence in you as the Savior I need during these challenging times. Thank you for being my Helper; I look forward to fulfilling the plan you have for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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