Scripture: Psalm 25
Key verses: (4-5) “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.”
Reflection: This psalm has been a center-piece of my faith and devotional life for all of my adult life. It was one of the first psalms I memorized as an adult to use as a daily reminder of God’s unfailing presence. It speaks to me in the good times and in the bad; in times of strength and times of weakness. The words remind me to put unflagging trust in God who alone is my hope.
This psalm speaks to those who seek after God. The words remind us to seek God’s guidance in our everyday life, to learn from our mistakes and cultivate patience when there is uncertainty and the way forward is unclear. God is willing to accompany us on life’s journey and give us the guidance we need to live rich and full lives. This doesn’t mean life will always be easy, it won’t be. But it does mean that no matter what, God offers God’s saving grace to us. Receive that grace today and know that God is loving and forgiving. God is willing to meet you where you are in life and teach you the way of humility and faithfulness.
Prayer: Gracious God, help us to pay attention to what you teach us about life and living. May we follow in your path – the path of justice, kindness and humility – this day and every day. Strengthen us in the places where we are weak and remind us of the enduring hope we find in you. 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].