Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” vs. 5

Psalm 100:4-5

In the midst of the current tumult regarding war, nuclear weapons, climate disaster, and the resurgence of hate speech, we can find amazing consolation in the words of this 2500 year-old psalm. The psalmist, inspired by the Spirit, knew the core of what humans need to flourish. First is a firm conviction that God is good and so is the creation. All things belong to God and are in God! Sometimes we forget that good news in the midst of the brokenness that confronts us daily. Occasionally that goodness is hard to see–but it is there–it’s the essence of all that is! And secondly, the psalmist reminds us that we are surrounded by the steadfast, unconditional love of God, a love that will never disappear. Paul tells us in Romans 8 that there is nothing in all creation that can separate us from that love of God–not even death can stand against it. When these convictions stand at the core of our faith, we can be sustained in our weariness and have our joy restored. That doesn’t mean we won’t be aggravated by the events of our times. There will be occasions when we want to tear out our hair–we may even join protests or write letters to editors. Being faithful isn’t a matter of putting our heads in the sand. But when all is said and done, it’s the message of this psalm that can bring peace to our minds and restore our souls.

Thought for the Day: What scripture passage calms me?


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