Devotion for Sunday, August 26, 2018
“For all our days have declined in Your fury; we have finished our years like a sigh. As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away.” (Psalm 90:9-10)
The world tells you how much longer we live now than then. No, we don’t. Some live longer and some shorter. What will you do with the days the Lord has given you? Many go in the fury of this world and with vain attempts to gain what they will never have. Come, then, to the Lord and taste and see that He who is forever has invited you into His presence now and forever.
Lord, I have been caught up in the insanity of this age. I think I can gain and obtain, yet the years come rushing at me and I know that my time is short. Turn my heart to look to You and praise You no matter the years I have lived or what they bring. Guide me in Your goodness to see the hope You have given through grace that I may live now and forever in Your presence.
Lord Jesus, lift me up by Your grace that I would now and forever abide in the goodness You have given through the salvation You offer. You have come to lift us up to be with You now and always. Teach me those things which will help me to see that only in You is there hope and a future, and that through the things of this world I will be pulled down. Guide me, Lord, according to the Father’s will. Amen.