Scripture: Psalm 78-80.
(What is God saying here?)
Psalm 80:19 (NLT)
19 Turn us again to yourself, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)
As I read these chapters I would have thought that I was reading a newspaper article from today’s church leaders, if I wouldn’t have known any difference. For David brought back to memory all that God had done for His people in bringing them through the wilderness, and yet they turned their backs on God. This is the same with us today. We go into very sincere prayer when we are in need, but when our prayers are answered and things are on the up-swing, we are generally nowhere to be found. Yes friends, I realize that God is especially good to us when we are in our valleys and in deep prayer before Him, but don’t you find that it is so much easier to praise Him and adore Him when everything is going well for you? Let’s always remember that God is there for us in the good times and in the bad; on the mountain top and in the valley; when we are at our best and praising Him all day long and at those times that we are just not sure how we will ever make it through the rough times that we may be going through. No matter our circumstances, let’s remember that He’s still God and that He will never leave us or forsake us. He loves us too much for that, praise be to God!
(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)
Lord, please make Your face shine down on us today so that we may be saved from the vile of Satan, so that we may represent You well in all that we say and do. We need Your touch, O God.
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