Today's Devotions

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Showcase:Soaring

  • Right Where You Are by Sylvia Gunter +

    There are all sorts of friends. Read More
  • Embracing God's Mystery +

    One of the sad aspects of humanity is our jadedness, Read More
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cloud2I yell out to my God, I yell with all my might, I yell at the top of my lungs. He listens.

I found myself in trouble and went looking for my Lord; my life was an open wound that wouldn't heal. When friends said, "Everything will turn out all right," I didn't believe a word they said.

 

I remember God - and shake my head. I bow my head - then wring my hands.

I'm awake all night - not a wink of sleep; I can't even say what's bothering me.

I go over the days one by one, I ponder the years gone by.

I strum my lute all through the night, wondering how to get my life together.

Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good? Will he never smile again?

Is his love worn threadbare? Has his salvation promise burned out?

Has God forgotten his manners? Has he angrily stalked off and left us?

"Just my luck," I said. "The High God goes out of business just the moment I need him."

Once again I'll go over what God has done, lay out on the table the ancient wonders;

I'll ponder all the things you've accomplished, and give a long, loving look at your acts.

O God! Your way is holy! No god is great like God!

You're the God who makes things happen; you showed everyone what you can do -

You pulled your people out of the worst kind of trouble, rescued the children of Jacob and Joseph.

Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and trembled with fear; Deep Ocean was scared to death.

Clouds belched buckets of rain, Sky exploded with thunder, your arrows flashing this way and that.

From Whirlwind came your thundering voice, Lightning exposed the world, Earth reeled and rocked.

You strode right through Ocean, walked straight through roaring Ocean, but nobody saw you come or go.

Hidden in the hands of Moses and Aaron, You led your people like a flock of sheep.

Passionately, the writer of this psalm cries out in frustration over his circumstances, then wonders if God has abandoned him. Just as it seems he is ready to cut loose from God, the psalmist speaks of the holiness, the wonder of God, and recounts the  many ways that  God overcomes, the ways that God's presence overwhelms any obstacle, and opens a clear  path for his people. Praise God! Praise him for his mercies, and for the gift of his son to redeem us! Praise God for the presence of his spirit, our counselor and guide in each and every moment!

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

  • No Longer Alone with God

    This is the first of a seven part series by Dallas Willard, a USC philosophy professor who is closely associated Read More
  • Storytelling

    Eugene Peterson discusses his influences as a writer, as well as how and why he created the Message translation. This Read More
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Favorites

  • Baptism, Communion, Repentance: The Essential U-Turn +

    Very few people admit to making u-turns when driving. Read More
  • The Wonder of Grace +

    Grace–that which brings us delight. Read More
  • Embracing God's Mystery +

    One of the sad aspects of humanity is our jadedness, Read More
  • A Model for Coming to God-adapted from Sylvia Gunter +

    Sylvia Gunter uses Psalm 35 to show how David asked God to contend, fight, rescue, defend, vindicate Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Mystery of Godliness +

    Longings after God My dear Lord, I can but tell Thee that Thou knowest I long for nothing but Thyself, Read More
  • The Mystery of Iniquity by RC Sproul +

    It has been called the Achilles' heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I'm referring to the classical problem of Read More
  • The Mystery of the Trinity: One in Essence, Three in Person by RC Sproul +

    Do the three Persons of the Trinity truly exist? In this message entitled "One in Essence, Three in Person," Dr. Read More
  • Behold, I Tell You a Mystery by Baritone Coloratura· +

    Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, Read More
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