Reading: Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16
If you were to read all of Psalm 31, yes, there would be verses about deliverance from enemies. I am the scorn of my adversaries, horror of my neighbors, object of dread to my acquaintances. (v. 11) Terror all around! (v. 13). Yes, a prayer for deliverance, definitely!
However, the verses from Psalm 31 we read today simply ask God to listen, to rescue and to be a rock of refuge and a strong fortress. Whatever may be troubling us from outside or from within, we commit ourselves to our faithful God who has redeemed us. Our times are in God’s hands and his steadfast love saves us. Let us stop running and, instead, dedicate our hours and days to God seeking His guidance. Then we can know our purpose and live it with strength in God’s grace. --Ruth Gates, frequent Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
Closing Prayer: Dear God, help me to walk in your course for me. Thank you for keeping me in relationship with you through your love. Wow, it is good to know that whatever the circumstances or consequences I find myself in, you are always faithful. Amen
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