Devotion for Thursday, March 21, 2019

“Praise the Lord, all nations; laud Him, all peoples! For His lovingkindness
is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord!”
(Psalm 117:1-2)

Every nation is blessed by the
Lord. All that is needed has been provided. Yet there are those who take from
those who need. This is the way of this world. But you! What shall you do? Will
you live a life that praises the Lord in all circumstances, or will you curse
Him because of Your circumstances? Learn to praise the Lord no matter the
circumstances, for He is good above all things.

Lord, teach me to understand the circumstances of life. Lead me in the
way You would have me go that I may walk the path You set before me. Help me
through all the difficulties this world will throw my way. Guide me along right
paths for Your sake. In all things, give me eyes to see the goodness that comes
each day knowing that You provide for us all. You are good, Lord, and worthy of
all praise.

Come, Holy Spirit, and guide my heart. Where it is unthankful and
cursing, rebuke it. Where it is weak, strengthen it. Where it mumbles and
grumbles, fill it with songs of praise. In all things, lead me, Holy Spirit, to
see the goodness and mercy which has always been mine because of the amazing
grace of Christ, my Savior. Through whatever may come this day, teach me lift
up my voice in praise and thanksgiving. Amen.