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Your Unfailing Love To Me

Your Unfailing Love To Me

27 August 2009

Scripture:

8 Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer. 9 Save me from my enemies, Lord; I run to you to hide me. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalm 143:8-10 NLT)

This is one of my “Verses for Daily Reading.” This first jumped out at me in early 1992 when we were in the transition between Jamaica and the UK. It was a challenging and trying time for Jean and me and there were some very dark days in that season when we felt discouraged, frustrated, and unsure if we were making any progress.

One Sunday morning in Atlanta as I was in my devotions, God really spoke encouragement to me from this Psalm and I shared this with the congregation at the church we were with later in the morning.

This Psalm reminded me that it’s my privilege to approach God in complete honesty and simple trust:

• I need to hear a word of encouragement, Lord. Remind me how much you love me!
• I trust you and I need your guidance for today. Show me where to walk.
• Father, may I run to you and climb up on your lap when I’m afraid?
• Please teach me how to think like you so I will live like Jesus.
• Hold my hand as I walk this slippery, narrow path.

It is important to remain a little child before the good God. Never be disheartened by your failures. Children often fall, but they are too little to do themselves much harm. Therese of Lisieux

Prayer:

Thank you, Father for my “Verses for Daily Reading.” They are a continuing source of strength and encouragement to me. I live by them as I live by daily bread. Thank you for this Psalm of David that expresses so well how I feel and what I need. I love you Dad, and I trust you with my life. Amen.

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