Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 65:1-7

Ps 65:1-7

1 Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come. 3 When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. 4 Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. 5 You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, 6 who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, 7 who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.

Eph 4:14-16

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Satan wants us to focus on this world and all of the problems in it. He would have us think about the diseases, the wickedness, the sorrow, pain and suffering. By doing this, we begin to doubt the goodness of God, we wonder if he can or will keep his promises and we lose hope in a better life and things to come. When the devil can get us to doubt any part of the nature of God or any verse in his word, he has planted the seeds of despair and eventually our faith is gone.

When we are faced with any doubt about God, we need to go back and read the first verse of the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

If we can believe this one verse, it will answer our doubts and bolster our faith in God and in Jesus Christ. There is nothing beyond the notice and reach of our God who always exists. The God who created all things from nothing is powerful and mighty enough to solve any problem we face in life. He has promised to keep us by his power until we are given that rich welcome into his eternal kingdom.

O Lord God, giver of life and all good things, I am thankful for your wonderful love and your abundant goodness. I stand in awe of your majesty and in wonder of your glory. You are not like mankind in our weakness and frailties but full of might and wisdom. Increase my faith so I will seek to obey you in every way I know and seek to have my heart and life conform to you and to your holiness. I pray that all mankind and especially your people, learn to love each other and get along with each other, living in peace. Stop the virus please. In Jesus name I pray.