Today's devotion for today is based on Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
When we don't feel good about ourselves, where do we turn for assurance? We have enough options to choose from: earthly goods, food, alcohol, drugs, money, work. The problem with many such crutches is that they offer only temporary reprieve and often only mask much more profound heart issues.
The heart issue is that we are all sinners in desperate need of saving. And the only one who has the power to help us is Jesus Christ. He took up our infirmities. He carried our sorrows. And by his wounds, we are healed. God graciously allows us to go through hardship so that we seek Jesus, the only one who can help us in our time of need.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator of all things seen and unseen, you are my refuge and my strength, a helper who can always be found in time of trouble. I gladly count on you for support as I live my life. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.