“The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.” Psalm 6:9
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You…. For the needy shall not always be forgotten.” Psalm 9:9-10, 18
Whoever would receive comfort from these words must first be sensible of his poverty and misery, confessing his sins, and feeling nothing in himself but helplessness and unworthiness. He must come with all his poverty to a rich Savior and daily entreat His mercy, carefully remembering that the Lord has promised to supply all our needs, however great our poverty and misery may be. Therefore beware of unbelief, and do not suspect the Lord’s kindness — but seek to Him and hope in Him and expect all good things from Him — assuring yourself that neither your hope, nor your prayer, nor a single sigh will be lost.
The Lord supplies all my needs and leaves me nothing to be desired but Himself. O my God, grant me faith, that I may say, “The Lord hears my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer. Praised be God, who has not rejected my prayer nor turned away His goodness from me! Blessed be God, who has not forgotten my needy soul or suffered my expectation to fail — but has hitherto supplied all my needs, and still stands engaged to do so!”
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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Do not be anxious about anything. (Phil 4:6)
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rightly remember who is in control. Our God is sovereign over all things, including COVID-19. As Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) said, “The sovereignty of God is a soft pillow on which weary people lay their heads.”
Remember also God’s gracious promise, and that it is true and He is faithful to keep it: Hebrews 13:5 …”I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” The next verse remind us of the power that comes in trusting God and how we can live: Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man [or COVID-19] shall do to me.
God loves us, and in Christ we find confidence and calm in times of uncertainty and trouble. When we trust in God, fear is replaced with faith, stress is replaced with strength, anxiety is gone and hope abounds, problems become opportunities, and we are able to receive the blessings God has for us in the midst of difficult circumstances. Turn to Jesus. He will lead you to the still waters and give rest for your troubled soul.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…Hebrews 6:19
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