May 11, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Isaiah 41:13. “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’”
Sometimes I have so many thoughts running through my mind; I often have a tough time concentrating on what is in front of me. I often catch myself looking ahead and worrying if I really will have what it takes for what is beyond this. Will I have the skills and focus to follow where Jesus leads in responding wisely and lovingly to the needs that will continue for some time? Will I be part of the change I hope to see in our society?
When those questions start to bother me, I turn to God’s Word, where I find verses like the one we are looking at today. God is not only with us in a grand, universal way, but he also takes each of us by our right hand. How intimate! God is our strength, both today and in what lies ahead. God’s peace then descends on me, and I am satisfied.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you that through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, I am free from fear and condemnation and have full access to your promises. Through your Holy Spirit may I know this in my body, mind, and spirit today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.