Our devotional for the coming Lord’s Day, March 11 2017, brings us my grandmother’s favorite Psalm, Psalm 116:1-2. I can vividly recall reading this at her funeral and finding it to be a great source of comfort; I hope it will be for you.
I love the LORD because he has heard my appeal for mercy. Because he has turned his ear to me, I will call out to him as long as I live.
My earliest memory of “reading time” involved asking my grandmother why she always put he head down and whispered after we read the Bible (I was around 6) and she explained that she was talking to God. I remember asking how she knew that He had heard us since I could not hear Him whispering back. Her answer was to remind me that we had many good things in our life and that they all came from Him.
How true that is! The good things in life all come from the hand of God and the best things are, to quote the old hymn “pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide”
We have been adopted as children and, thus, can call upon our Father, the Righteous One, and be sure that He hears us. This is especially a great comfort for those who struggle with depression. The LORD God, King of the Universe inclines His ear to hear the voices of His children and the Holy Spirit, full of grace and mercy, comes to minister to us. This fact is also a cause for us to worship; the King hears us.
Let us pray
Our Father and our God we delight in the fact that You hear us. Your Presence is our joy and comfort and we long for the day when we see You face to face and we recount the story of all the wonders of serving you. Be glorified in our hearts today as is only fitting for Your greatness. We love You and long for more of Your Presence. We pray in Christ’s Name and for the sake of His glory. Amen.