Devotion for Saturday, October 12, 2019

“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food
to the hungry.”  (Psalm 146:5-7a)

Unhappy is the one who rejects
the God of Jacob.  Yes, there are many
unhappy people in the world.  Do not be
misled by the wiles of this world.  There
is a constant fight to keep people from understanding the simple truth that the
Lord provides in all seasons for all living things.  Come then to the Lord and give thanks for His
goodness and mercy.  See that in Him is
true life.

Lord, all day long I hear the diatribes of people who believe all kinds
of things.  Keep my mind and heart on You
that I may not walk along the trails that lead to unhappiness.  Guide me according to Your goodness to know
that in You alone is the hope for all ages. 
Lead me into the life You have created that I may now and always give
thanks for Your manifold blessings.

Come Holy Spirit and direct my
heart in the way of genuine faith.  Lead
me according to Your goodness to walk humbly this day in the Father’s sight,
being thankful for all the provision I see around me.  Prepare me to now and always live a life of
thanksgiving and praise.  Help me to
share with others as You have shared with me. 
Show me how to walk as You would have me walk today and every day.  Amen.