Daily Devotional: Psalms 74:10-17
How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever? Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them! But you, O God, are my king from of old; you bring salvation upon the earth. It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters. It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave him as food to the creatures of the desert. It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers. The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
"Therefore, since we are God's offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone — an image made by man's design and skill. In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead."
When telling the disciples to not worry about tomorrow, Jesus reasoned that each day has enough trouble of its own. No matter where we live or what we do with our days, this is certainly true – each day has enough trouble of its own. It may be something as minor as running out of coffee or the water heater not working, or it may be a major wreck or death in the family, but trouble comes with every new day of our lives. Jesus said we should trust God and live one day at a time.
Trusting God does not mean that we ignore or deny reality. Our troubles are very real. Yet, the things that often upset us the most are usually very minor in the overall scheme of things. If we made a list of the things that cause us to worry, and then went back over that list in a year, we would probably laugh in disbelief that we actually worried about them. Face reality but trust God with it. He made all things, and he still is in complete control. Nothing is too big or bad for God.
O Lord God, creator of all things, thank you for loving me. Thank you for being with me in every situation I have faced in my life. Thank you for the healing you have given in times of sickness. Thank you for the medical knowledge you have made available and the technology to use it. Thank you, Lord, for the internet that allows me to send this devotional to people I have never met. Increase my faith so I will allow your Spirit to live in me and Jesus will be honored. Keep me from being anxious about things I face today. I humbly pray in the name of Jesus.