God, when I feel lonely, help me to realize how many other Christians
have experienced loneliness, too. At some point in life, all the
faithful, in all generations, have felt like they didn't matter.
And most of all, my Savior, who was despised and rejected by men,
knew about loneliness. God, when I feel lonely, help me to take
hold of the Hand of the Good Shepherd, and put my trust in You.
April 21, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 34:3)
God, You are my rock. You are my strong fortress. You are my grounding.
You are my foundation. You are my stronghold. You are my strength.
You are my defender. You are my champion. You are my protector.
And I am Yours. Blessed be the name of God! Amen.
April 22, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 8:3-5)
God, I see Your hand in the wondrous vastness of the universe .
. . in the order of days and nights, and in the flow of changing
seasons. . . in the roll of thunder, and in the petal of a rose
. . . in the ocean's wave, and in the mountain's splendor. Yet You,
O God, who made it all, and Who providentially guides it all, still
know my name, and hear my prayers. All praise to You, and glory
to Your Holy Name! Amen.
April 23, 2015
(Meditation: John 6:35)
One day at a time. God, that's the way I want to live with You.
Like the children of Israel in the wilderness, I want to be fed
with daily bread. That is enough. Teach me to live in Your sufficiency,
and not to worry about tomorrow. Teach me to look to You as my daily
provider, my daily sustainer, my daily strength. Thank You, God,
for You are not only an eternal God, but also an ever-present God.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
April 24, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 25:4-5)
God, the life of Jesus had a sense of balance, a gentle rhythm.
He seemed to move at a comfortable pace, never idle, but never overextended.
His life was in step with Your providence . . . active, but peaceful
. . . working, but not to exhaustion . . . always living within
Himself, and He took time to go into the desert and pray. God, help
me to find balance and rhythm in my days, that my life will be in
sync with You. In Jesus' name. Amen.