Topic: The Lord Our Refuge
[DCLM Daily Manna 6th August 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: Psalms 102:12-28 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come” (Psalms 102:13).
Hurricanes have devastated many American countries. Various other calamities like mudslides, earthquakes and floods have also affected various lands and communities all over the world, causing destructions with attendant misery, loss and grief. These are part of human experiences on earth and believers are not spared. But where does one look to for help in the midst of all these troubles?
In our text, though the Psalmist had faced challenges in the past, he now directs his attention to the One who has the answer to his predicament. The Lord, who “shall endure forever” will arise and have mercy with favour on Zion. He will look down from heaven “to hear the groaning of the prisoner and loose those appointed to death” (verse 20). All these apply to Jesus Christ, the Burden-Bearer.
God remains the only hope of man in a world infested with evil. His unchangeability and faithfulness give believers ample confidence to face the challenges of life undauntedly.
The Lord assured that the hairs of believers are numbered and that none of them will fall to the ground without His permission. All power in heaven and earth belongs to Him. He has promised to be with His people till the end of the world; so, there is nothing to fear.
While believers do not deliberately scout for troubles, troubles will come because Satan is still in the world. Righteous people will surely face persecutions, but they must be of good cheer because Christ has conquered for them.
Thought For The Day: God is the Refuge of the believer.
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