Devotion for Thursday, May 16, 2019

“You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love Your testimonies.  My flesh trembles for fear of You, and I am afraid of Your judgments.” (Psalm 119:119-120)

In what do you hope?  Is it in your own understanding?  Come to the Lord and know that He who created
all things knows the obstacles that hinder walking with Him.  Do not be excessively afraid of the Lord’s
judgements, but embrace them and live into the life which He promises.  Be one who can give a good testimony of His
goodness to You.  He who created you has
redeemed you by grace.

When all is said and done, the wicked shall be no more.  Only that which is right and fitting for
eternity shall remain.  Lead me to invest
in what is good that I may be more than a shell when I stand before You.  You have given great promises that lead to
eternal life with You.  In the hope of
all of Your promises, lead me through all circumstances to come into Your
eternal presence.

Lord, You have spoken these
promises and added to them the promise that You will never leave nor forsake
those who trust in You.  Lead me this day
to abide fully in You as You abide in me. 
Lead me according to Your promises that I would now and forever hold
fast to the truth which You have spoken. 
You are the Savior who guides and leads those who trust in You now and
forever.  Amen.