Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today's Devotional

Today's Verse
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. ~Psalm 37:23-24 NLT

Thoughts on today's verse...
Daily our lives unfold like the pages that we turn in a book. Each situation is a different chapter and each page is an opportunity to live out God's plan for our lives. Even when we are in the midst of hurt and sorrow, God is there. When we experience joy and peace, God is there.

The last portion of this scripture reminds me of our Grandson Zachary. He's a bit pigeon-toed and is prone to tripping over his own two feet, bless his little heart. He often stumbles, but he corrects for the error and doesn't always fall down. But when he does fall, we are there to pick him up and comfort him. When we are outside or in public, we will hold his hand to gently guide him along the way, along the path.

Isn't that like our heavenly Father? Gently taking us by the hand and leading us in a specific direction. And even if we do fall, He is there to pick us up and fold us into his arms for comfort. What joy... what bliss! Even if we are hurting deeply we can find comfort in His keeping.

My prayer...
Abba, Daddy - thank You for taking us by the hand and leading us. Thank You for picking us up when we fall. Thank You for delighting in our lives and may we delight in walking in Your path. In Jesus' name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,