Devotion for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

“You, even You, are to be feared; and who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry? You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared and was still” (Psalm 76:7-8)

You have created us in Your image and we reflect in small ways the truth of who You are. Of course the antics of sinful humans is angering. Help me never to stand in Your anger, but lead me to stand in Christ that I may walk in the way You have established for all. Lead me away from myself and into You that I may not be afraid of You, but love You in respect and fear of the Father Almighty.

Lord, the world tries to convince believers that You are not kind and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. But You are all of these things and more. Lead me, O Lord, to walk humbly in Your ways and to seek to not anger You. I need the grace You have given and Your countenance to rest upon me. Lead me, O Lord, and give me willing feet to always follow.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving all that I need. You have come to lift up those who look to the goodness of the Father that we may walk humbly with You our God. Guide me through the Holy Spirit to learn to listen and then to obey. Help me now and always to see the hope granted by grace and to have a willing heart to live into the promises You have made possible from the cross. Amen.