Devotion for Sunday, May 6, 2018

“He brought forth streams also from the rock and caused waters to run down like rivers. Yet they still continued to sin against Him, to rebel against the Most High in the desert.” (Psalm 78:16-17)

No matter how the Lord has provided, the miracles He has done, or the ways in which He has saved people, there are those who reject Him and will not follow after the Lord. The rebellion is that people will do what they believe is right in their own minds. They will not follow after the ways of the Lord. Come to the One who is gracious and kind and loves those whom He has made.

Lord, You have loved me in spite of my rebellion and given me what I needed even when I have ignored You. Lead me away from the rebellion in my heart to surrender to You and know that only in You is there hope and a future. Lift me up out of the pit of despair that is the result of the rebellion that I may know the peace You give which surpasses all understanding. Create in me a new and clean heart, O Lord.

Savior of those who believe, lead me this day in the way I should go and that fulfills the Word that has been spoken. Take me away from the place of having a rebellious heart that I may be guided by You who has come to save as many as believe. Lord Jesus, apart from You I can do nothing, but in You all things are possible. Lead me this day in Your established way of righteousness. Amen.