Friday, November 20, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture


TODAY’S VERSE

“Let all who fear the LORD repeat: ‘His faithful love endures forever.’In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the LORD is for me; he will help me.”
~Psalms 118:4-7


TODAY’S THOUGHT

What a marvelous passage. Our faith is in a God who knows. Our faith is in a God who is able. Our faith is in a God who cares. Our faith is in a God whose love endures forever!

I remember a situation that faced our family. In 2001, my husband had a heart attack. At the time, we had an empty nest, so it was just the two of us. Fortunately, I recognized the signs and gave him an aspirin then drove him to the emergency room. They placed him on all the monitors and IVs, drew blood and eventually put him in the ICU to monitor him. The next morning they determined he did have a heart attack and made plans to air flight him to Tucson Medical Center.

I packed a bag, gassed up the car and headed to Tucson. I prayed during the entire trip. During a particular desolate spot on Highway 191, I saw a Mourning Dove, sitting on the side of the road by her (or possible his) dead mate. My heart stopped! Is this an omen? Is it a sign, I asked myself. What about my prayers? Do they or will they make a difference at all? Finally, I had to answer my own question with, “Yes, I believe my prayers do make a difference. I always pray for God’s power and will. I ask for His power, but ultimately I trust in His love.” Like the Psalmist we too can pray in our distress and the Lord will hear and will answer. The Lord is for you and you can trust in His love.

TODAY'S PRAYER

Lord, I don’t know everything that is going on. I can’t see the future. I know I often waiver in my faith. But Lord, I know in my distress I can call upon You. Help me with those special burdens I am carrying. Most of all help me today to really trust in Your love. ~Amen!

Yours, because we’re His,

Tamara