Thursday, July 9, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.
~Isaiah 61:10 KJV
Thoughts on today's verse...

Do you have secret, hidden places in your life? I do. Those are the places that I retreat to and lick my wounds and sometimes just have a pity party. These are the things that I keep hidden from others. I used to think that my experiences were unique and that no one else had experienced the things I had. But the truth is many people have those secret, hidden places and have experienced the very things that I have, or worse.

The Greek word for salvation means "to save, to heal, to make complete." And that is what happens at the cross. What I have come to realize is the circumstances of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. And sometimes those very circumstances allow us to minister grace and healing to others.
My prayer...

Abba, Father... when I enter the depths of depression help me to be like Peter who walked on the water with Christ... until his focus fell on the world and off of Christ... let me raise my hand to You, that You may pull me from the murky, storm tossed waters. ~Amen

Yours, because we're His,