Death wrapped its ropes around me;
the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“Please, Lord, save me!”
How kind the Lord is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
The Lord protects those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.
Let my soul be at rest again,
for the Lord has been good to me.
He has saved me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the Lord’s presence
as I live here on earth!
Psalm 116:3-9 (NLT)
Everywhere we look today, there seems to only be trouble and sorrow. Loss, both big and small, have left bruises that won’t soon go away, and many of us continue to experience overwhelming waves of grief. And where is God in the middle of all this?
He is here. Psalm 116:9 says that we walk in His presence here on earth. He is not far away from our pain, nor He doesn’t stand at a distance, watching us suffer. God is in our midst, and in His mercy, He will come and save us. We can rest in His presence even when the turmoil doesn’t relent, even when there is no peace in our hearts or our homes, and even when we are misunderstood and dismissed. God is kind and good — Lord, help us to believe. Amen.Leave a Comment
Amen and Amen
Beth Williams says
Ours is a God who understands us completely. He was fully human & fully God at the same time. He went through some of the same pains & struggles we are facing now. He is ever near to the brokenhearted. Right now this country needs Him more than ever. If more would turn to Him & away from the rhetoric of this world then peace & calm would settle in their hearts. Praising God for being there for us.
Kathy Francescon says
Amen to this Beth! Our country and the world needs to turn back to God!
Michele Morin says
Yes, his goodness. There is always his goodness.
I love In courage me, and for your continual inspiring words of encouragement. God is indeed in our midst & I am not alone in my feelings of abandonment at times. I pray for our country, and for others who need the peace & rest that only God can supply. May we continually seek His face, feel His presence, & may His Spirit fill the whole earth.
Kathy Francescon says
Another Amen! You spoke my heart this morning, Joyce! I too, pray for our country and for all those who need the peace and security that can only be found in our loving and Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ! Blessings to all who read incourage!
New to this site. I was so moved by something I read a couple of weeks ago I now receive this daily. First time ever to comment but need to say that each daily reading had touched a place in ny heart so deeply. Thank you all. And yes, I have been praying for this country to find peace and compassion for all.
Like many others, I’m in the midst of a terrible season – so much loss, flare up of autoimmune issues, a stressful work environment, work injury which is painful and slow healing and financial strain. Don’t get me wrong I’m thankful for the hours that I do work and that the Lord has spared my life but life has taken its toll mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have felt the teeth of the lion that searches for someone to devour. I ask for prayer. Thank you.
Beth Williams says
Prayers for you sweet sister. May God send His healing touch to your body. May you feel some peace today. Rest in the Lord & let His goodness & grace wash over you.
Please send some peaceful rest to Rebecca. Lord you know her issues with work, injury & illness. Send some relief to this woman of God. Lord we thank you in advance for the healing you will send mentally, physically, spiritually & emotionally. This year has been tough on us all. Some have it a bit worse. Please send relief of this pandemic & allow us to get back to normal. Ease the financial burden on Rebecca & shower us all with your love.
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
We have big mighty God who Loves us all. No matter what we go through. If it loosing a love one. Through old age or Sickness or Young at heart. (All very sad) I have known people who lost someone at young age. Someone at an old age. Someone due to sickness. It was Adult plus a Child. It not nice. I know people with Depression. I know with pain. We all have our problems. But we have a big big mighty God who will help us walk through them with us. If it in our own Family that we are going through the problems with. No matter what the problem is. We can go God in prayer. Know he cares. Let our Souls be at Rest. Not be in tormoil with worry. Saying to ourselves why is the happing to us. Why God us. Why God me. If happing to you. Keep looking up to the King of World Jesus. Keep Praying keep trusting his word the Bible and the Promises in it. If you can. Or if got a good Friend that is saved get them to pray with you. Read scripture over you. Put it all in God’s hands. I know it can be hard. If you at the time don’t see light at the end of the tunnel. Try if you to trust Jesus. If you can. I over things in the past found it hard to trust Jesus. But until I did. I was only making myself worse. I put in the hand of Jesus and left it at the foot of the Cross. Then my Soul began to be at Rest. I began to feel alot better. Yes I was glad I did that. I didn’t get the answers I wanted. But looking back now. Jesus knew best. I glad it worked out the way it did. Not my way Jesus way. Love today’s reading. Love incourage. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx
This Psalm has been my favorite psalm over the last 8 months. Through so many challenges, sicknesses, and troubles, I’ve read over and over again and it is still such an encouragement to me. God is faithful and truly is kind, good and has saved me and my family. All the praise and glory to Him!! What a blessing to see it in this daily devotion today. Thank you!!!