Great Plains Daily Devotional for 11/5/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Caldwell: First UMC
Wichita West District
Wichita Central Avenue UMC
Wichita West District
Cheney, KS UMC
Wichita West District
Clearwater, KS UMC
Wichita West District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 142

I cry out to the Lord with my voice. With my voice to the Lord I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble when my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me. For You shall deal bountifully with me.”

Today's Devotional

David’s prayer to the Lord when he was in a cave hiding from his enemies is shown to us in Psalm 142. It was a plea for relief from his persecutors. Notice that he cried out with his voice when his spirit was overwhelmed. He reveals that no one except the Lord acknowledges him or cares during this time of trial. David admitted his situation as it was, he was very low in spirit and his safety was at risk noting that his enemies were stronger than he was. He desired of the Lord to give him strength so that he might praise His name.

There may be times in our lives that we feel like David in this situation. We feel surrounded by the enemy or may have fallen into one of Satan’s traps to keep us away from God. A time when our spirit feels very low and there seems to be no escape. If we look to the scriptures that show us that even in the worst of worst situations, God is there to help us. He is there to show us the way out of our troubles and despair. The Lord gives us strength to rise above any situation that tries to keep us from Him. By giving the Lord praise and glory, the strength and power comes back to us through His grace and love. For He does care and desire for His children to be blessed, let us continue to give our praises to the Lord. For He is the Lord of all!
--Brad L. Zimmerman, DSA
Bucklin United Methodist Church

Prayer for Reflection

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing us out of the disparate situations that we may find ourselves in. For you are truly our Lord. Amen.


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