Daily Devotional ~ Jesus Loves You
Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Praise You In This Storm" by Casting Crowns.
Daily Verse: He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.
☆ Psalms 18:16 NLT
Let's Talk About It: I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I prayed, read the Word, and still found it difficult to turn my mind off. I decided to check out the headlines because it had been a few days since I had done so.
The first thing I noticed, was that nearly all headlines had to do with the coronavirus, which holds hands with death. However, God immediately reminded me of the verse He gave me just moments before.
"He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters."
Some of us feel like we're drowning; in grief, in debt, in fear, in hopelessness. Listen friend, you are not alone. No matter how difficult it may be, you need to take every single worry, fear, etc to The One who can provide comfort, care, love, and calm to your life.
Jesus will take those worries and replace them with peace. He will take the fear and replace it with love. He will take the hurt and turn it into joy. He makes beauty from ashes. Don't forget, dear one, you ARE loved and God is FOR you, not against you. Remember, the Lord delights in YOU. Jesus...loves...you.
Additional Reading: He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.
☆ Psalms 18:19 NLT
Prayer: Dear God, you are so good. You created such a beautiful place for us, Lord. The mountains testify to your glory and the ocean testifies to your magnificence. Thank you, for such a beautiful day. Lord, I am having a hard time facing the facts of the situation our world finds itself in, however, I trust that you know all things. You God, are in control, and thank you Jesus for interceding on my behalf. Please help my family and I to stay focused on you Jesus. You are the author and finisher of our faith, and I look to you now, Lord, for guidance. Help me to keep your promises in my mind. Thank you reminding me of how important I am to you. Lord, I pray for peace and perfection right now Lord, over every person. Lord, you tell us to pray for our enemies. So, I pray peace and protection over every single person on this planet right now God. You Lord, are no respecter of persons according to your Word so I pray you would protect every man, woman, and child, and may they ALL come to know you, Jesus. Father, I pray your will be done. In Jesus name I pray, amen.