Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
Finding Stability in an unstable world…
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4, ESV)
“Stir up your power, O Lord, and come to our help with mighty strength, that what our sins impede the grace of your mercy may hasten. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.”**
It is unfortunate there are times when our lives begin spinning out of control and it seems as if we’ll crash and burn at any moment. However, those times can also times of blessing! In verse 4 of Psalms 23 the Psalmist acknowledges there were times in his life when it was spinning out of control yet he did not fear because he had a Divine Rudder (rod, the Holy Spirit) and a Divine Stabilizer (staff, Jesus) in the cockpit with him. We too have same Divine Rudder and Divine Stabilizer in the cockpit with us as well and all we need do is to let them take over the controls for us have faith and hang while they do what they do best – bring stability.
“God of strength and protection, I turn to you because I need help. I long to be free enough to trust that I can lean on you. But I become afraid. Help me to trust in you, Lord. Your strength and power are a gentle place of protection. Be a safe refuge when I am being trampled. I long for your help, your protecting care. With my life spinning out of control please help me find your stability.” (adapted)** Amen.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10, ESV)
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Scripture quotations marked ESV “Are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
**“Taken from Praying Advent, on Creighton University’s Online Ministries web site:
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html Used with permission.”