Day 5 Psalm 55 Devotional

By October 14, 2016Daily Devotional

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Pray

Ask God to orient or reorient you to Himself. Confess any known sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. Be still and reflect on Jesus and His sacrifice for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to God’s Word. Pray for others in your life that they, too, would know and love God today.

Read

Psalm 55:20-23

“20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant. 21 His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords. 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. 23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.”

Understand

What a contrast we see in these closing verses! David’s “so-called” friends were slick and charming. In the end, they turned out to be murderous hypocrites. Yet, there is One who remains steadfast and true; it is the Lord God. David knows now more than ever that man will fail you; but you can cast your burdens upon God.

At the closing of the Psalm, we see David making a declarative statement: “I will trust in God.”

Apply

The New Testament calls for us to do the same thing; we are to trust God. 1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

So the question for today is…will we trust Him? Will you let go of all your anxieties and give them to Jesus? Will you trust Him to bear the weight of those fears?

Instead of running from fear and worry, will you be like David and run toward God? Let’s not submit to the circumstance, but to the Lord who controls the circumstance.

Take a moment and express your complete trust to God. Thank Him for His grace and mercy that He’s shown to you.

Live

(Personalize this prayer today; make it specific to the circumstances that face you.)
Ask God to lead you through His Spirit as you go through your day. Ask Him to bring to mind the truth of the gospel and its implications for what you will encounter today. Tell Him “Yes” to His will and ask Him for His power and protection to live this “yes.” Ask God to create and reveal opportunities to proclaim the good news today. KEEP PRAYING THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY.

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