April 22, 2020
Today’s devotion continues to focus on Psalm 46:2,3, where we read, “Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains are moved into the heart of the sea., though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”
By studying this short Psalm, we have come to realize why we need not fear in this time of upheaval. Through Jesus, day by day, the Holy Spirit gives us hope and a future that God has prepared, available to any who trust him. And this hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Therefore, no matter what is happening, he will provide us with the courage, strength, and whatever needed to continue walking forward into each new day. He goes before us, and he calls us to follow him.
That doesn’t mean we won’t feel scared. There will be challenges, probably different for each of us. But the Lord does not change. It’s his love that will drive out our fear. He promises never to leave nor forsake us, and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Therefore we should cast all our anxiety on him because he cares for us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for loving us even when we are not very lovable. Thank you for your promise never to forsake us. Thank you for giving us the peace that passes all understanding as we live our lives in the turmoil of today. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.