Daily Devotions – Returning to Rest after the Lord Provides

Daily Devotions – Returning to Rest after the Lord Provides

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Psalm 116:1-8 (NIV)
1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.  3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” 5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8 For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,


Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Psalm 116 today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life


Most Merciful Father, Your loving-kindness seemed to be the strongest when I was in my deepest distress. You have been gracious and true to Your promise to deliver me from all of my sins. You have lifted my heavy heart and led me out of my pit. I place my trust in You and my soul finds restoration in Your presence. Your great mercy has swallowed up my overwhelming hopelessness and replaced it with Your bountiful forgiveness, love, and grace. Lead me by your right hand to walk in Your presence until I behold Your Glory when I enter eternal heavenly rest. Amen