Devotion for January 29, 2018

“The singers went on, the musicians after them, in the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.  Bless God in the congregations, even the Lord, you who are of the fountain of Israel.”  (Psalm 68:25-26)

In every generation there are those who praise the Lord.  Though we may not look to see, all around the globe are those who are constantly giving thanks and praise to the One who created all things.  For the sake of the saints the Lord continues to bless all.  Give thanks to the Lord for His goodness in season and out of season knowing that He is the One who sustains all things.

Lord, I have good times and times that are adverse.  Guide me to praise You in all circumstances, knowing that in You alone is there hope and the glory of a future for all who praise You.  Lead my heart away from my own circumstances to see that You are blessing people around the world constantly as Your purposes are fulfilled.  Help me now and always to look to You for all things.

Lord Jesus, You have come not only to provide the way by which we may forever be in the Father’s presence, but also to learn how to give thanks, pray and, through You, have our being.  Lead me this day to praise and thank You in every circumstance, knowing that in You is the hope for every generation.  Thank You, Lord Jesus, for what You have done for me and the grace You have given.  Amen.