Daily Devotional: Psalms 72:1-7
1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. 2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. 3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. 4 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor. 5 He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. 6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. 7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more.
27 To them [the saints] God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 8 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.
We continue to be in the midst of a pandemic that has most of us staying at home and being to some degree isolated from others. (Unless one ventures out to Wal Mart, Lowes or Home Depot and then we find about half of our county there.) We do not really know what is going on, how bad it is or how necessary it is for us to be quarantined. The ones who are in control from the medical field, the political arena and the business world all seem to disagree, even though they have more information than any of us. Meanwhile we seek to stay well and comply.
But if we really trust God as God and we really believe that Jesus knows what we are facing and is interceding for us, we have nothing to fear or about which to be worried. What we do know is that no disease is greater than God. We know that it was God, not our politicians, who has made and can make our nation and our economy great. When we put God and his righteousness first in our hearts and our lives, we have no reason to worry about the necessities of life. He will provide what we need, in his way and in his time. When he is ready, the virus will subside and even be soon forgotten but he will remain as God and Jesus as our King.
Heavenly Father I am thankful for your love and for Jesus as my King and as my Savior. What a blessing to be able to go to bed at night without fear and to awake the next morning with the assurance that your are still in control of all things. You alone are ruler over all of your creation and you alone know what is best for me and my family. Give me greater faith. I ask your wisdom for those who are making decisions for our nation and our states. In this election year, give us leaders that will trust you and follow your wisdom and your will. I pray in Jesus name.