Read Psalms 50:1-15
O my people, listen! For I am your God. Listen! Here are my charges against you: I have no complaint about the sacrifices you bring to my altar, for you bring them regularly.But it isn't sacrificial bullocks and goats that I really want from you. For all the animals of field and forest are mine! The cattle on a thousand hills! And all the birds upon the mountains! If I were hungry, I would not mention it to you - for all the world is mine, and everything in it. No, I don't need your sacrifices of flesh and blood. What I want from you is your true thanks. I want your promises fulfilled. I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory. Psalms 50: 7-15 (TLB)
Anoush Gill lives in Sindh, Pakistan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people experienced lockdown and were expected to stay home. This meant that suddenly people had a lot more free time and choices about how to use it.
From today's quoted verse we know that whatever our situation, God wants us to pray and call upon him. In fact God says that when we do, we will be delivered so that we can give God all the glory and praise. God is loving and wants to deliver us from our troubles. When we face challenges, we find opportunities for spiritual growth and become more and more dependent of God, realizing that without God we are nothing.
So let us be encouraged to repent from our sins and to spend more of out time reading scripture and in prayer.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for loving us and keeping us under your protection. Help us to grow closer to you, opening our minds to know your will. And in days of trouble, teach us to live and be like your Son our Lord, in whose mighty name we pray> Amen.