Archive for April 19th, 2007


Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Today’s scripture: Psalm 91:4-7 (NLT)

As you read, consider: What might God be saying to me in this passage? Summarize your thoughts in a sentence or two before reading on.

My thoughts (Julie Benson):

It is so easy to withdraw from our friends, family, work, and even church when we feel discouraged or depressed. We want to hide our emotions and barricade our sorrows. How easy it is to go back to bed and pull the covers up over our heads!

We are typically taught by our society that we should not hide from the world — especially in such trying times. (Dr. Phil or Jerry Springer, anyone?) Yet, here is God offering us shelter and a place to hide! Take an even closer look, and note that it is under God’s wings where we will discover protection and courage.

Reading this Psalm brings the lyrics for Still, one of our worship songs, to mind:

Hide me now under Your wings
Cover me within Your mighty hands
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm.
Lord, You are the King over the flood.
I will be still and know You’re God.

Are you looking for comfort? Searching for strength? Retreat to the wings of God where you will unconditionally find love, grace, forgiveness, and peace.

Thought for the day: Quiet yourself to receive God’s nurture and protection in your storm.

Today, let’s join together in prayer for: the Would Jesus Discriminate? campaign. May it bring hope and insight to many, and may it help draw people closer to Christ.

We encourage you to include a time of prayer with this reading. Use the item above as a starting point, or consider the guidelines on the How to Pray page.

"Be still, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
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