Devotion for Friday, April 27, 2018

“You have by Your power redeemed Your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. The waters saw You, O God; the waters saw You, they were in anguish; the deeps also trembled.” (Psalm 77:15-16)

The people have been brought out of turmoil and trouble and have been given what they need. But the people rebel and do what is right in their eyes and what happens is of their own making; but God is blamed. The anguish of this age is that which we have brought upon ourselves. God rescues those who turn to Him. It is a redemption of preparation brought through repentance.

Lord, I may not have caused all the evil that comes in my life, but I have caused enough, some of which others pay for. Help me see that You are the God who rescues, but when we rebel and push You away, You are the God that watches. It is love that You give and love that You desire. Lead me away from myself to come into the love You give for all eternity to those who walk with You.

Jesus, You know the anguish of this age, for You lived it. You loved us so much that You came to pay the price we could not pay for the sins You did not commit that we who have rebelled against You might come with You into eternity. Guide me, my Savior, in the way I should go always that I would forever hold fast to the truth of the love offered for redemption. Amen.