December 1 – Otherwise Too High

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2 (NASB)

Although King David was not actually at the end of the earth, it felt like that to him. He was in exile from his city Jerusalem. Perhaps each of us have been in a place away from home that seems like the end of the world for us. Absalom tried to overthrow his father and seize the throne of Israel.  Discouraged and exhausted, he needs to be led out of danger to a place of safety. David cries to God and pleads that God would hear and respond to his prayers. He has a specific request that God would lead him to the rock that “is otherwise too high for me.” He asked God to lead him to a rock that was higher than any place he had so far attained and could not do so on his own⸺he needed God to lead him there. God has things to show us, each which are beyond anything we have yet experienced. This is the promise we have that when we need Him, God is here with us, leading us to greater things in our lives and to new promises in our spiritual life we need God to lead us to.

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November 26 – The Wait in Life

“Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25:5 (ESV)

How much do any of us enjoy “the wait?” Who has time to wait in our high-speed world to be put on hold? But waiting is very often a good thing, even the best thing for us to do. Especially in the Psalms of David we find suggestions to “wait” on the Lord. We all have many things to learn from the Lord. And how else will God have an opportunity to teach us what we need to learn if we don’t wait for Him to teach us? We have opportunities to wait for God to act. God’s time is perfect and very different than ours. We don’t care for the army way where it’s common to “hurry up and wait” By waiting we can constantly be ready with hope that God will teach us His ways and His paths. It is through expectation that we wait with hope for God to teach us His perfect way for us. “Lead me in Your truth and teach me” is what David wrote. We too can be at all times looking eagerly to God for Him to show us and teach us and lead us.

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