“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant.” Genesis 32:10
“Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” 2 Samuel 7:18
A soul truly humbled highly esteems every favor and judges itself utterly unworthy of the least, looking upon everything as a free gift and bestowed only for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Now, O my Father, in myself I certainly deserve none, no, not the least of Your mercies. But as You have graciously looked upon me and given me Your only Son, who has purchased all blessing at a high price for sinners, I do believe that goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. Be it so, holy Father, to Your glory and my everlasting joy.
My soul, seek humbling grace from Jesus. So shall you be prepared to receive great things from Jesus. He resists the proud — but gives grace to the humble. Look back also, and trace out the Lord’s dealings with you, and mark how goodness and mercy have followed you all the days of your life. Observe what returns you have made Him for His innumerable blessings, and you will soon feel as Jacob felt and exclaim as he exclaimed, “I am not worthy of the least of all Your mercies.”
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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