Daily Devotion on Psalm 37
Text: Psalm 37
The single mother struggles through her hectic life. Two jobs, three kids, and more responsibility than any one person should have make her more tightly wound than any mother should be. She tries not to pass her stress on to her children, she tries to be patient, but daily she falls on her knees begging God to forgive her for another day of failures.
The chronically sick man in his late 40’s wonders if he will ever feel well again. Decades spent in and out of the hospital combined with a healthy stack of medical bills make for restless nights and plenty of stress. He tries to be patient, he reminds himself that God will provide but he cannot seem to shake the voice in his ear that tells him that his life is not worth living any longer.
The loving but unemployed father daily strives to find gainful employment to support his family. No one but God knows about the tears that stream down his face at night when the lights are off. He cries tears of fear and shame. He knows that their relationship with Jesus is all that matters, but he can’t fight back the feeling that he is failing his family and his God by his inability to give them everything he wants to give them.
Whether or not one of these situations applies to you, the feeling of hopelessness is something we all are familiar with. This life is hard at times. As Christians it can be easy to feel as if we are failing at life. Psalm 37 reminds us that even when we stumble God will not let us fall.
Be patient and trust in God. When he says there is a future for the man of peace he means it. Because of Jesus heaven is ours. Wait for the LORD, he will exalt you.
Prayer: Be still, my soul; the Lord is on your side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to your God to order and provide;
In every change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; your best, your heavenly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.