Devotion for Friday, November 3, 2017
“My heart is in anguish within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me. I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” (Psalm 55:4-6)
The troubles of this world are often overwhelming. We wonder where the Lord is and why these things are happening. It has happened before and it will happen again. Woe to those who bring wickedness, but also, be encouraged and turn to the Lord while He may be found. Trust in the One who holds all things in His hands and has promised there is a purpose to all things that will bring Him glory.
In times of difficulty O Lord, turn me to You that I would know the comfort Your Spirit provides to those who love You. Trouble does come and there are difficulties int his world, but greater are You who is in me that the wicked one who stirs trouble in this world. Guide me into Your goodness that I would forever hold fast to the truth of Your Word and the comfort You give.
Lord Jesus, You knew trouble, for it was constant throughout Your ministry. Help me see in You the only hope there is not only for this world, but forever. Lead me through the troubled waters of this world to seek the Father’s will in all things. Lead me to know the hope of everyday life that comes by walking in faith under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen.