I’m struggling. Not 100 percent of the time but it’s making a gradual appearance daily. I know a few of the reasons. I’m conquering them in prayer. As I was walking to my front porch this morning for devotion time I found myself saying the following.
“Restore unto me a clean heart O Lord”
I was repeating it over and over. This is an example of why I must spend more time in the Word. Whether good or bad times, I need the Lord’s word to fill me with whatever it is I need. To give me strength. To rejoice with me. To guide me. To change my heart. The answers can be found in the Bible and as a member of this faith it’s my duty to study them.
The devotion for today I believe was placed before me to get me through. It was from the Lutheran Portals of Prayer and was about Aaron’s blessing. To be honest I had heard the various lines but wasn’t aware of the base for it. The Lord spoke to Moses saying the following.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I bless them.”
Reading those words from my bible brought hope and strength that I would make it. Even if only for the next five minutes or perhaps five hours, it gave strength. I didn’t feel alone and I didn’t struggle. I just basked in the Word of the One that cares for me. I hope to recall these words throughout my day to continue strength.
The devotion actually explained how it is called the blessing of the Holy Trinity. I enjoyed this and learned from it as well. The devotion brought strength and education of the Word. Both are needed in my life. I pray I can retain the knowledge I have learned and grasp the hand of God to secure my strength.
May the love of God enfold you today my friends.
Grace is a gift,