Devotion for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

“Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, in
the company of the upright and in the assembly. Great are the works of the
Lord; they are studied by all who delight in them.” (Psalm 111:1-2)

The complexity of all that is
around us and the wonder of creation are reflections of the Lord. He who made
all things demonstrates His goodness in all that He has made. Delight in what
the Lord has made and live in the promise of His grace and mercy. The faithful
delight in the works of the Lord and marvel at His creation. Great is the Lord
and greatly to be praised.

Lord, I become wrapped up in daily life and do not see things as they
are. Help me Lord to see the beauty that surrounds me each day. Guide me to be
one who looks through what is ugly to see what You have created. May my heart
be changed that I may live into the promise of hope that You give and know the
unchanging character of Your presence and purpose in all things.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, help
me now and always to see the truth You have revealed. The world gets wrapped up
in immediacy and everything is a crisis. Help me to know that Your salvation is
complete and that all things are in Your hands. Help me to trust what You have
done that in freedom I may live each day knowing Your goodness and mercy and
live for the Father’s glory. Amen.