He helps me; my heart is filled with joy

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Dear Lord, open our hearts and our minds to the power of Your Word, which as we read, we may know, understand, and obey Your Word for us today. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Author unknown)

Today’s scripture reading:

[He helps me, my heart is filled with joy.]

. . . A voice that could split the cedars of Lebanon would be a truly powerful voice—the voice of God. All that was impressive to people was under God’s complete control. (NLT)

Psalm 29:6-9 – Praise the Lord! For he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength, my shield from danger. I trust in him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

The Lord protects his people and gives victory to his anointed king. Save your people! Bless Israel, your special possession! Lead them like a shepherd, and carry them forever in your arms.

Quoted verse: Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. – Psalm 28:6 (NIV)

“Story” – Linawati Santoso (East Java, Indonesia) titled her story “LETTER FOR GOD;” here is a portion of Linawati’s story:

“I can’t remember the exact date when my sister made a paper bag and named it ‘God’s Bag,’ but it is still hanging in our bedroom. She said, ‘If you ask something of God, you can write your request on a piece of paper, fold it, and put it into God’s Bag.’

“. . . I realized that I also have a unique way of relating to God. Once, when I was particularly sad, I wrote all my feelings on a piece of paper and named it ‘Letter for God.’ In that letter, I told God all my requests. I didn’t put it into God’s Bag but saved it in my wardrobe under my clothes. A few months later, when I opened the letter, I smiled. The situation that had made me so sad was no more. Also, some of my requests had been fulfilled. In fact, I found that God had replaced my unfulfilled requests with something better.

“Regardless of how we pray, God hears us. In Psalm 28:6, David says that God heard him when he called. God will do the same for us.   We just have to remember to call.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – No matter how I pray, God is listening.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for always hearing us. We know nothing can separate us from your love. Sustain us as we put our trust in you. Amen.

Prayer Focus: SOMEONE LEARING TO PRAY

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