Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16

In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.

My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

A Thought

We all will face trials as long as we live in this sinful world. Some people may choose to be our enemy, wanting to put us to shame. The last enemy that we all must face is death. When we accept Christ as The Way of salvation, we will never face any trial alone, including death. What we need to learn is to take refuge in our God of truth, by submitting our spirit or our whole being into the hands of the One who has unfailing love for us. By faith God will lead and guide us to our full redemption in Him.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for making our deliverance from sin, sickness, death, and even our enemies complete in Christ. We submit ourselves into your hands; whether we live or die, we belong to you. You are our refuse and strength. We commit our spirit into your hands of love and care; we are your servants. Help us to be faithful to you. We ask that you lead, guard, and protect us in Jesus’ name, amen.