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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, May 18

Psalm 27: 9-10


Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.


No matter how alone we feel, we are never quite alone. I am reading a novel written in the mid-1800s. One of the main characters, a young woman, has a huge painful and dangerous secret. It is eating away at her, and she has no one to tell. She is surrounded by "friends" but knows none of them will accept her if she shares her secret. It is a novel, but it illustrates a feeling we have all had to some degree. When we can't be honest and open, we feel separate and lonely. God is there for us, no matter what. No matter who has turned their back on us, we know God will continue to welcome us to Him.


Holy Lord, thank you for always being ready to hear my every concern and confession. You have promised to never turn away, and I am grateful. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
18 de mai. de 2023

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Psalm 27:9-10

Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

Jesus knew what it was like to be lonely, but he knew he was not alone for his father was with him. He knew what it was to be comforted even in the face of lonely abandonment. When we are feeling lonely maybe the first thing we could do is to turn our focus away from what we don't have to what we do have. Prayer…

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Tom
Tom
18 de mai. de 2023

Psalm 27: 9-10 Over the years I have examined countless people who were, for a wide variety of reasons, estranged from their entire family and had no one they could call friend. Sometimes their only human interaction would be with a case worker, and that could be prickly as well. I cannot conceive of a life so devoid of community and love. If these were lIves without God as well, I imagine this is what eternity in Hell may be like. As difficult as it is to do, sharing God’s love with someone unlovable is kingdom work that has the potential of moving them toward an eternal relationship that erases their travail on earth.


Prayer - Loving God, let all who…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
18 de mai. de 2023

Psalm 27:9–10 


Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, oh God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.


The last six words of verse 10 is our cure for fear and loneliness; “the Lord will hold me close.” Earlier David begs God to stay with him now matter how dire the problem and yet he knows the Lord is there and will always be with him, holding him close.


Prayer: gracious God, thank you Lord for always being there, holding me close. What a comfort. Amen

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