This fresh set of Daily Devotions is being provided for our LCA/NZ family, friends and visitors to help us to keep our eyes on Jesus as we face unsettling times. They can be used by families and individuals as part of the LCA/NZ’s Church@Home resources to encourage us and build trust in our Heavenly Father during this season of uncertainty and physical isolation.
by Ruth Olsen
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This is the sixth devotion in a series of seven based on Psalm 91:1–8.
‘His faithful promises are your armour and protection’ (Psalm 91:4).
If you have made a promise to someone, can you keep that promise, even when pressure is put on? Of course, it depends on the nature of the promise. We might say, ‘I promise everything will be okay’. How do we know it will be okay if it’s something we have no control over? Perhaps a different response is needed.
Yes, we are limited. Our desires and intentions are hopefully sincere, yet we are still limited. We fail each other. We can cause hurt, especially if we are in a situation of potential pressure, such as self-isolation or lockdown. There we need to press pause and assess, ‘What am I focusing on here? Lord, help me, please!’ Solomon once said, ‘Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs’ (Proverbs 10:12).
The Lord backs up his promises. His grace is all we need to help us (2 Corinthians 12:9–10). By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life, by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself (2 Peter 1:3). He tells us to not worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him. Then you will experience his peace that exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6–7).
Lord, thank you that your promises never fail! Amen.