Thursday January 17 2019

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Scripture: Psalm 16

Key verse: (11) “You show me the path of life.  In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Reflection: Do you place your trust and security in God?  This psalm reminds us of God’s faithful love and protection.  There are times in life when we may wonder where God is or why we are struggling.  Sometimes it is because we have chosen a path away from God.  We choose to worship others things.  We quit doing what is right and don’t ask for help.  Security in God is a natural outgrowth of affirming the LORD is our Lord.  That is, the God of all creation is the one who is with us and will direct our path in life — a path that leads to fullness of joy, even in the worst circumstances.  When we seek the LORD’s counsel we live with a sense of blessing and strength because we are aware God is with us.  God doesn’t give up on us, but holds us secure.  This doesn’t mean we won’t ever be afraid — we will.  It doesn’t mean we won’t ever face hardship or challenge.  Life happens.  And, we have a choice how we will face it.

Prayer: Gracious God, in you we take refuge.  Help us to keep you always before us as we live through this day.  Thank you for loving us.  Show us the path of life that we might find joy in your presence.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Author: Deborah Conner

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].

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