Devotion for Friday, May 19, 2023

“When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour” (Revelation 8:1).

The Lord is slow to anger.  Do you think the Lord likes seeing all the suffering upon the earth in this age?  “And Jesus wept.”  But there comes a time when things must be as they are.  The Lord gives us time.  Plenty of time.  None of us will have an excuse.  Will we come to the Lord and walk with Him, or will we continue in our own way.  There is a time for silence, but then a time for action.

Lord, help me to know when to do what is needed.  Sometimes I am busy when I should be still and other times I am still when I should be busy.  Guide me in Your grace to do what needs to be done in both cases.  Through all things, help me to see more clearly that You are doing what needs to be done in this age in order that we may be saved from the silence where Your word will not be present.

Dear Savior, all things are in Your hands.  Guide me today in the grace and mercy You have given me so that I may humbly walk in Your way.  Help me to be still and know that You are the One who saves.  Keep me today and every day in the way of truth.  May I know and always marvel at the amazing grace You have given me.  May I learn to praise you in song and in silent prayer.  Amen.