Scripture text for Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010: Psalm 103:1-103:22
As I sit here feeling like mud on the bottom of your shoe, I find it extremely difficult to focus on writing this devotional. Nausea, chills, fever and fatigue woke me up this morning for the 4th day in a row, and so my prayers have been a little self-centered lately. With that, I must say that it’s interesting that a segment of today’s scripture passage from The Message reads like this:
13 As parents feel for their children, God feels for those who fear him.
14 He knows us inside and out, keeps in mind that we’re made of mud.
How fitting, huh? Therefore, I persist. God knew exactly how I would feel this morning and nicely worded it in his scriptures.
The psalmist says that we are called to praise him in ALL things—but sometimes we just don’t feel like it. It leaves us in a bit of a quandary. Consequently, I think it is okay to feel that way, but I know it’s not okay to act that way. God deserves our worship, regardless of our circumstances and in every situation He blesses us in ways we may not understand.
I’ve been blessed lately. I have watched others deal with much bigger issues recently, and I am humbled by their perseverance. It makes my illness seem like small potatoes. I’m reassured as I climb back into bed knowing that their hope came from this same loving God.
6 God makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet.
Devotion prepared by Cristy Arvin