Great Plains Daily Devotional for 10/13/18

Today please be in prayer for

Marquette UMC
Hutchinson District
McPherson: First UMC
Hutchinson District
McPherson: First UMC
Hutchinson District
Marion Valley UMC
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 91:9-16 

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
    the Most High your dwelling place,
no evil shall befall you,
    no scourge come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder,
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

Those who love me, I will deliver;
    I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them;
    I will be with them in trouble,
    I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them,
    and show them my salvation.

Today's Devotional

I think we can all think of at least one time when we’ve wondered, “Where are you God?”. 

During these times, I try and remember verse 15.  When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble,.

That last bit is key for me.  He will be with me in trouble. 

As Christian’s we aren’t promised an easy road.  It’s easy for me to forget that people today are still dying professing our faith.  Still some sectors of Christianity will say that if we are facing trouble we have done something to anger God.

I don’t believe that.

My God promises to be knee, neck, or over the head in trouble with me, right in the thick of it waiting for me to remember to look for him and lean on him.

I remember the Lord says he will rescue.  That tells me he knows we are going to need his help.  He will call on me and I will answer him.  What love to always be there, ready to answer our call!

Dear heavenly father, thank you for being with us in the trouble.  An easy road isn’t promised to us, but your presence in the journey is assured.
                                                                                                                        Lisa Soukup
                                                                                                         Communications Administrative Assistant


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