Today is Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Peace be with you.
13 days until C’s birthday!
I’m running a little late this morning, so I need to get on to the important things. But I will say that the Nationals came back to win game six, last night, 7-2. So the series is tied 3-3 and game seven will be tonight. Also, we are on the verge of World Series history, as never before has the home team lost every single game! Because of that, I kind of want the Nationals to win tonight. But I won’t be upset if they don’t.
TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL AND PRAYERS
All Scriptures are from the ESV unless otherwise noted
Love the LORD, all you his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
Today I am grateful:
1. That the person involved in an accident at work yesterday was not injured (at least not seriously).
2. For the discovery of a new podcast yesterday that features the music that I have always loved so much (True Tunes)
3. For the sweet mercies of God, new every morning
4. That the Lord will answer and deliver me when I am afraid.
5. That he is my refuge in times of trouble (even in times of peace).
To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah. God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
As I said, I’m running short on time this morning. I will simply leave you with these verses, which I did read in Daily Guideposts.
In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
Are you afraid? Trust in the Lord. He will answer and he will deliver.
Father, thank you for the promise of deliverance. Thank you that, when I call out to you, you are right there, hearing me, ready to deliver. May I always be quick to call on you in trouble, rather than trying to fix things myself.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
Grace and peace, friends.
3 thoughts on “When I Am Afraid . . .”
Jeff, today I am thankful for encouragers who blog.
I have nominated you for the Barnabas Award.
Thank you so much, Michelle!
You’re welcome, Jeff!
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