Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tues., 4/11/17 Devotion (Ps. 18:1-2)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 18:1 & 2, where we read these words:

"I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

When God does something overtly good for us—then, all of a sudden we are awakened from our spiritual slumber, and we give Him heartfelt praise and thanks. We then feel a bit ashamed, that we failed to praise our Lord in the same way when the "sun was not shining," so to speak.

But such is life. We are typically so overrun by our feelings and emotions, that it is hard for us to be rational in our faith walk. As we grow in gospel grace, let us always thank God for all things—because, in Jesus, the church is *always* supremely blessed.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Are your greatest sufferings comparable to the least spark of grace or beam of glory revealed in you or to you?” —Thomas Brooks, in, "Heaven on Earth"]