Daily Read – Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23; Luke 8:40-9:6; Psalm 71:1-24; Proverbs 12:5-7
The times and seasons we currently find ourselves grow more serious with each passing moment. Worldwide chaos breaks out while men's hearts fail them for fear. Without Christ, people live their lives from an empty existence leading nowhere, but to ultimate death.
Praise God, our hope is in the Rock of our Salvation and upon this Rock we stand and the gates of hell cannot prevail against us! The Holy Spirit calls us to walk into a deeper place of faith and trust, knowing the secret place of the Spirit protects us from the schemes of the enemy. Satan prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, but God shelters us under the shadow of His wings, making us inaccessible to evil.
Take a few moments and sing the following psalm aloud. The Holy Spirit will take your melody on His wings and prepare the atmosphere for your entire day. Whatever you face or encounter today, let the truth found in these verses set you into flight to soar above the circumstances into the revelation that God is a rock and mighty fortress.
In You, O Lord, I put my trust;
Let me never be put to shame.
Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape;
Incline Your ear to me, and save me.
Be my strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For You are my hope, O Lord God;
You are my trust from my youth.
By You I have been upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother's womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.
I have become as a wonder to many,
But You are my strong refuge.
Let my mouth be filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all the day.
Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
For my enemies speak against me;
And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together,
Saying, "God has forsaken him;
Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."
O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me!
Let them be confounded and consumed
Who are adversaries of my life;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor
Who seek my hurt.
But I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And Your salvation all the day,
For I do not know their limits.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
O God, You have taught me from my youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and gray headed,
O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.
Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high,
You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.
Also with the lute I will praise You –
And Your faithfulness, O my God!
To You I will sing with the harp,
O Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You,
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long;
For they are confounded,
For they are brought to shame
Who seek my hurt.