[popup url=”http://blb.org/devotionals/me/view.cfm?Date=07/19&body”]» Today’s reading at Blue Letter Bible[/popup]
God’s Glory is the theme of the morning segment of our daily devotion. We see it in the heavens; we see it in the natural wonders in our world; we see it in the intricacies of the cell; we see it in the birth of a child and we see it in the pages of Scripture. We are moved with reverence and awe and it’s in these moments that wonder and amazement fill our consciousness and He is pleased. He increases and we decrease!
The opposite is true when we exalt ourselves or focus on our troubles. We are frustrated, petulant, complaining and down right miserable. It’s almost as though God allows us to be in those places to remind us that only in Him can we find joy and peace of mind. “Among the huge waves of bereavement, poverty, temptation, and reproach, we learn the power of Jehovah, because we feel the littleness of man”.
The evening segment reminds us that when we are weak, He is strong. “He has a few mighties who are lionlike men, but the majority of His people are a timid, tremblindg race.” Yet weak as we are, the promise is sure: “A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not quench.” God’s grace and graciousness, His love and loving-kindness are so reassuring!