By Travis Busby
Today's Scripture: Psalm 91:15
Central Thought: God is actively involved in your life.
Note the three great promises that are found in Psalm 91:15. Although our tendency might be to dwell on the first two verses of Psalm 91, look at how great the end is, too.
'He will call upon me and I will answer him” (NIV). How marvelous and what great comfort to know that as we walk with the Lord, He does hear our prayers. Our God is alive today and He is actively involved in our lives. There is never a moment, never a time when we can't offer up a prayer that He does not hear. Going further, He will also answer that prayer. It may not come when we want or how we want, but the answer is still on the way. Why? Because God said so.
'I will be with him in trouble” (NIV). Are you going through a troublesome time right now? God is with you. His Word says so. Is God a liar? Never—if He says He is with you, then He is. We are never alone. Despite what our feelings may tell us, God is with us. The pain, disappointment, hurt of trouble may sting for a time, but God will never leave you or forsake you.
Finally, God says, 'I will deliver him and honor him” (NIV). If you are dwelling in His shadow, then take a moment to personalize this part. 'God will deliver me and honor me.” Think of it! God—the all-powerful creator whose power knows no bounds—will deliver you. It might be from that besetting sin, it might be from the hurt from a broken relationship, it might be from guilt, or might be from how someone has hurt you in the past; but God says 'I will deliver you”. Again, He will also honor you. What you may have thought would bring your destruction, God is going to use to honor you. He will take the very thing you seek deliverance from and desire to use it to deliver someone else. God will honor you.
Devotional Prayer: Lord Jesus, I thank You that today You will hear my prayer and answer it. I thank You that You will be with me during any trouble I might face. I thank You that You will deliver me today and bring me honor.
Today's Bible Reading: Jeremiah 39:1-41:18; 2 Timothy 1:1-18; Psalm 90:1-91:16; Proverbs 26:1-2