August 17, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 138:7-8, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life; You stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand delivers me. The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands.”
Like David, the psalmist, we “walk in the midst of trouble,” but we don’t contend with imaginary, animated trees. Our troubles are real. Our journey may lead through illness, family troubles, the loss of a home or employment, financial worries or grief and loss.
God preserved David’s life, stretching out a strong right hand to deliver him from his foes. In the same way, God reaches down to preserve us amid trouble. We can trust Him because His strong right hand has already delivered us from sin and death. We know that He will never forsake the work of His hands.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for walking before us through every trouble of life keeping us safe in your care here on the earth until we, at last, join you in our true home with you forever. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.