Devotion for Saturday, January 26, 2019

For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; their soul melted away in their misery. They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, and were at their wits’ end.” (Psalm 107:25-27)

The world is blown around, tossed in the sea of this age’s movement – always toward the same ending. The Lord speaks and the tempestuous nature of this world rages on. Do not be as those who do not hear, nor act as if they do not care. Do not act as the drunkard, reeling throughout the day and merely reacting to this world’s insanity. The Lord is speaking to you and will give you ears to hear.

Lord, open my ears so that I hear You speak. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I will not fall prey to the insanity of this world. Guide me in the way of goodness that I may quietly carry on in the way You teach me to live my life. Keep me sober and sound so that I may stand before You in the righteousness of Christ having done what You have asked me to do.

Lord Jesus, without You the desire of my heart would be impossible. Guide me, O Lord, in the way I should go, knowing that without You I would wander and stray. Open my ears this day to hear Your Word of truth and to listen that I may go where You send me, doing what is pleasing in the Father’s sight. Let me not descend into the abyss, but always walk the upward path in the light of Your presence. Amen.