Read: How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. – Psalm 36:7-8
Respond: Your love is precious to me, Lord. The kindness and comfort that comes from Your affections for me are priceless. My soul delights to hide in the secret of Your presence, to take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, to eat at Your table, and to drink my fill of the river of Your delights. Even when my life is out of sorts, when I feel as though everything is against me, I can rest in the fact that, though the enemy may have meant my circumstances for evil, You use it for good so that Your purposes prevail. That is love—that You waste nothing and that You grow me up and mature me no matter what. Because You love me too much to allow me to remain the same proves Your steadfast love for me. Hallelujah!
Read: For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5
Respond: Thank You for hiding me in Your shelter, Father. Your shelter is safe and secure. Thank You for concealing and protecting me. I am grateful that You lift me high on a rock above the fray and frivolity that surrounds me.You are my Refuge, my Shelter, my Fortress, and my Deliverer. You are the God in whom I trust and rely.
Read: I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5
Respond: Clinging to You as a vine entwines itself to a branch is the only way to live a life of peace and joy. Thank You for teaching me to cling to You. Thank You for Your abiding presence in my life. Thank You for bearing fruit in me as I worship and serve You. I am nothing and can do nothing without You, Lord. I am dependent upon You, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your steadfast love all the days of my life.
Cling to and abide in Jesus today. Tell Him often that you need His help, that you are fully dependent on Him.
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Inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise
Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sisters: Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 1997.