Sunday, April 19, 2015

Devotional Reading for Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 23; Psalms 31,54; Matthew 7

But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” —Psalm 31:14
David is being chased by Saul for his life, and in this chapter of Psalm 31, verses 1-13, David is expressing his raw emotions of fear, agony, tiredness and loneliness because of this "
season" that God has him in. There is a promise to David for him to be king but up to this point, it certainly doesn't feel like it. It just feels like a life of a fugitive, never sleeping in the same bed twice.

And then we read David write in verse 14 that he trusts in the Lord and exclaims, "You are my God!" In the midst of his misery and discomfort, when his own friends don't want to be seen with him for fear of their lives, David digs into his well of relationship with the Lord and says, "You are my God!" He then continues to write words of hope and trust and surrender to conclude chapter 31.

For us today, as we follow Jesus, we will face many uncomfortable seasons in our life. The perspective of walking with Jesus is less a matter of "if" but more "when" storms may come. Having been away from home for the past 8 days, some of you may have experienced a storm or two along the way. My challenge for you today is to take a moment to be real to God and tell Him how you really feel in the moments of trial. After you've got it off your chest, begin to center your heart back to the Lord by meditating and audibly thanking God for all that He's blessed You with and then end by proclaiming as David did, "You are my God!"

Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in India that You would cover them with Your joy and hope today. Reveal Your love to them as the time in India is soon coming to a close. Heal those that may not feel well and allow their relationship with You to grow deeper in likeness to how we read about David and his relationship with You. We love You. In Jesus Name, Amen.

~Kamu & Bugs

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