Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
July 23 Scripture Selection: Psalm 93-94
Food for Thought: Ps. 94:17-19
“Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence. If I say, ‘My foot slips,’ Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” What a beautiful, reassuring scripture! It is such a marvelous reminder of the loving support of the Father that has always been there for us through every situation.
All along, even when we have been unaware, the Lord has been there, helping us. It’s like the small infant who is never aware of all the things the loving, doting parents do to ward off dangers, encourage proper development, and even take measures to ensure the comfort of the child. They never leave their precious treasure unattended and are quick to respond to his cry. While the infant’s main focus is on his own feelings and condition, the parents are providing the necessary covering for him at all times.
Looking back on our lives, in the midst of heavy pressures and oppression, even when it seemed like we couldn’t hold on any longer, the Lord has upheld us and kept us from slipping, as evidenced by the fact that we are still here, still standing. The Lord has been merciful and faithful! And we can count on Him to continue to be there for us (Mat. 28:20).
While sometimes things seem very hard and anxieties try to weigh us down, we have the confidence that we can cast them on the Lord, and He will relieve us of the pressure and comfort us (I Pet. 5:7). So regardless of the situations that we may face today, we are armed with the assurance from His Word that it is going to be all right because He is with us and will always act on our behalf, for He loves us with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:3).
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):