July 25, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
Despite knowing that we are completely redeemed by Christ’s death and his blood, many Christians are fearful of lots of things. Many are afraid of material instability and poor health. A lot of people are worried something might happen to their loved ones. Some are frightened of displeasing God by disobeying specific rules they find in the Bible. The psalmist boldly says in today’s psalm, ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?’
God didn’t do a half job when he sent Jesus to the cross for you. He loved you blessed child of God so much that he took all of your sins upon himself and has made you right with God forever. There is nothing in all creation that can separate you from that love. As much as the gospel is God’s final word to us, love is the final word over fear every single time.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, increase your love in my heart so I can love even those I find hard to love, welcome even those I find it hard to welcome, and serve even those I find it hard to serve. Grant me assurance of your steadfast love, help me overcome the fears that plague me, and still the anguish in my heart with your reassuring presence. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.