Devotion and Prayer for Week of September 25, 2011

Meditation for the Week of September 25, 2011



“But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’  My times are in your hand.”  Psalm 31:14-15


In the movies people are always going to fortune tellers to learn their future.  In real life, too, many visit palm readers, crystal ball gazers, and tea leaf interpreters for advice about romance, investment, or career decisions.  Anxious about what tomorrow might bring, people grasp anywhere they can for answers and guidance.


As God’s people you and I have a better way.  We don’t need to rely on horoscopes, search for signs in the stars, or consult the street corner psychic.  We can trust in almighty God.  We can say, “O Lord, You are my God.”  That’s what the psalmist said.  In the verse above the psalmist expressed the quiet confidence of the child of God.  You can have that same confidence, for in Christ Jesus you too are a forgiven and redeemed child of God.  God created you and also saved you by the death of His Son, Jesus.  In your Baptism God put His seal of ownership upon you, to be your God forever.


Trust in God today and tomorrow and always.  The Lord is all-powerful.  The Lord is faithful.  The Lord is committed to you.  Lots of things about the future may be scary, but remember that God holds the future in His hands.  He holds your times in His hands!  He will not let any evil thing harm you.  He will keep you in His care and finally bring you to the heavenly home Jesus has prepared for you.


 Our Weekly Prayer

Dear God, another month is almost over.  When this month began, I didn’t know all the things that would happen, but You knew, and You have brought me safely through.  Thank You for Your Word which assures me of Your constant love toward me in Christ Jesus.  As I face the future I can trust in You, my God.  My times are in Your hand.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.