Bible Study & Devotional (Day 9)
1 I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
2 I will rejoice and be jubilant in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn back,
They stumble and perish before You.
4 For You have maintained my just cause;
You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
5 You have rebuked the nations, You have eliminated the wicked;
You have wiped out their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy has come to an end in everlasting ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord sits as King forever;
He has established His throne for judgment,
8 And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples fairly.
9 The Lord will also be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;
10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion;
Declare His deeds among the peoples.
12 For He who requires blood remembers them;
He does not forget the cry of the needy.
🔴 Exercise Your Faith
Contributing Writer: Robin Lambert
When you walk with God, He is your refuge. If you are to praise God acceptably, you must praise Him in sincerity and with your whole heart. Your God caused your enemies to retreat. He destroyed the wicked and established His throne forever. He cares for you during the most severe storm or against impossible odds.
The almighty power of God is that which the strongest and valiant of your enemies are no way able to stand against. He knows that your faith grows in the storms of life. You may not be able to see what’s around the corner but He is most assuredly there.
Your God will hold your hand when you can’t see what is in front of you.
He is with you when:
- you take the next step
- the tide rises and it seems like the waves will overtake you.
- at every twist and every turn.
God has not abandoned you. His hand has always been there, and His hand will always be, the hand that holds you. Your God knows the paths of a hundred million stars. He knows the way through the whirlwind and the storm, and He has promised that He will never, never let go of your hand!
He didn’t ignore your cry.
There is nothing anyone can do to defeat God’s plan for your life. Rest in God knowing that He is able and His plan for you is a life of victory and security. Seek Him. Sing praises to Him. Proclaim to the world what He has done for you!
Today, as you exercise your faith in God, as you dive into His Word, as you lean heavily on Him and as you begin your walk in victory, may God become more real to you as you realize He is your refuge and He is working in your life.
Connect with Robin Lambert at Oily Life
Robin is a California native and a SW Virginia resident who is a wife, mother, grandmother, Young Living Essential Oils representative and founder of Emotionally Messy Friends. The Church is full of women who desire a deeper walk with Christ. Their lives may be a mess, but God doesn’t want to keep them that way!
This devotional was submitted by Robin Lambert, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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