All praise to God for his mercies are new every morning
Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 138:7, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.”
This Psalm was written by King David. He had walked through some deep and dark times in his life. I can imagine there were many challenges already as a shepherd boy. The sooner we learn – and remember – as he did, challenges are actually opportunities, which allow us to grow in wisdom, courage, and strength of character, recognizing our purpose.
Our life is richer when we call to the Lord for help. He loves us and loves to help us! That’s why Jesus came for us. That’s why the Father has sent his Holy Spirit to us, to be God’s power within us, enabling us to overcome fear or whatever comes against us, to grow in gratitude, and to know the Lord in the process.
David recognized God’s answer, and praise to the Lord simply kept pouring out, overflowing in gratitude and thanksgiving, calling kings of nations to hear the Lord’s words and to join in praising the Lord.
Have you ever desperately needed the Lord’s help and cried out to him to intervene in your situation … and then recognized his answer when it came? What was your response?
Please pray with me: Thank you, Lord, that you watch out for us. Help us encourage others around us in their times of trouble also. May I always praise your name. Amen.