Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Psalms 10:12-18

Ps 10:12-18

Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"? But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.

James 1:26-27

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

“Does Jesus care when my heart is pained and the way grows weary and long? O yes, he cares, his heart is touched with my grief!” There is nothing that can happen to you or me that is not seen by Jesus, our friend, our brother, and our High Priest. Not only does he see it, but he has also been through it (at least in principle) already, so he knows how we feel and yes, he does care deeply for us.

God cares about all who are mistreated, downtrodden, abused, sick, suffering, or who are broken in any way. Even when our troubles are because of our own poor decisions or when we have ignored God and his ways, he still cares about you and me, because he still loves us. Nothing on earth can separate us from his love.

God is a God of compassion. On many occasions, it is said that Jesus was filled with compassion for people. When the crowd was being misled by the self-righteous religious leaders, Jesus felt compassion and taught them truth. When a mother had lost her young son in death, Jesus felt compassion and gave life back to the boy. When the people were hungry, he fed them. And whatever our need today, Jesus feels compassion and will take care of us when we trust him.

Hallelujah! What a Savior! A man acquainted with grief, one who was mistreated for you and me is now our Savior and our Sovereign Lord. What a joy to be able to serve him and to allow him to guide me! Praise God! I thank you O God, for the many times in my life when I did not know which way to turn or what I needed to do, but you led me through and you supplied my every need. I praise you for your compassion and your tender mercies shown to me in so many ways. Use me to help others, even as others have helped me. I pray in the name of Jesus.