Thursday, February 11, 2010

Devotional 2-12-10

Read Psalm 99

The Lord is Great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name, Holy is he! (verses 2-3)

There are many times when I become so involved in my problems, that I don’t take time to ask God for help. There have been times when I feel overwhelmed. You most likely have felt this way as well. Work is very busy, there are plenty of chores to do at home, and there are many family events than need planning and attention. It seems that all of our time is spent moving from one “job” to the next. I find myself thinking, when will there be time for “my plans”?

As I was preparing for this devotional, I read Psalm 99. The end of verse six reads, “They cried to the Lord and he answered them, He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud”. Then I realized that I had again fallen in to the human trap of self. I realized that even though life is very busy, and we are pulled in several directions to complete our jobs, and care for family, we are always supported by God. “My plans” are being fulfilled by serving God through caring, teaching, and loving those around me every day.

I have heard a phrase from time to time. “God only burdens us with what we can each bear.” Then, yesterday I heard the phrase differently. “God sometimes gives us more than we can bear to remind us that we need to depend on him”! I thought of Psalm 99 when I heard this, and realized that if we remember to ask God for guidance and continue to praise him, he will be there for us.

Lord God, thank you for listening to our prayers and carrying our burdens. Help us to remember that we are here to serve you, and through our work and service we bring praise to your name. In Christ we pray, Amen.

Hulse Budd

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hulse, that is a poignant devotional, and good timing for me too. Once again, for the billionth time, God does and/or speaks what I need, when I need it. Thanks for being His instrument - Tyler Gruber