Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Morning Devotions

I haven't made a 'personal' post in a while. I've been a bit preoccupied with life in general. But I was prompted to share this today. Most mornings my devotional time is spent in the Psalms, writing out verses that somehow end up pertaining to an event happening in my life. Once I write them down, a Christian song will usually pop into my head and I jot down the chorus or verse that seems most relevant to the Scripture.

This morning I came to my devotional time heavy with empathy for another mom who found out on Monday that she is facing the rest of her life without her child. While I can't begin to grasp the magnitude of grief that she is feeling in the way her child has chosen to leave this earth, I can fully fall into the dark pit of grief with her over losing that precious life she nourished for so long, and had so many hopes and dreams for.

As I opened my Bible this morning, it fell to Psalm 55. The heading in my ESV Bible says Cast Your Burden On The Lord. I began reading and when I came to verse 16 that's when the Lord spoke to me through His Word and I wrote down these verses.

16 But I call to God,

    and the Lord will save me.

17 Evening and morning and at noon

    I utter my complaint and moan,

    and he hears my voice.

18 He redeems my soul in safety

    from the battle that I wage,

    for many are arrayed against me.

19 God will give ear and humble them,

    he who is enthroned from of old, Selah

because they do not change

    and do not fear God.

Bullet points: 

  • Call to God 
  • He will save me
  • Day or night
  • He hears me
  • He redeems me
  • A battle is raging
  • God will fight for me

This was my stopping point but no music came to mind. So I bowed my head and began to meditate on His Word. The phrase Call to God  became a refrain. My heart cry was causing rivulets of tears to drip off my chin, and then I knew the lyrics I was looking for. In so many ways, this song touches on something happening in my own life or in the lives of family and friends. I hope you will be blessed and encouraged today that you and I have someONE we can cry out to, who will rescue us, redeem us, fight for us, if we will only CRY OUT TO JESUS!

God's Word instructs us to pray for one another.

Friend, is there something your heart is burdened about today?

I would be honored to pray for you. If you feel it isn't something you can share in the comments, please send me an email.


  1. Dearest Anne,
    Thank you for sharing your devotion and heart with us.
    O praise the Lord! What a comfort to know that we have a BIG God who is there at every turn of our lives, and we can call upon Him day or night and He will hear us.
    There are so many hurting people all around us. May we always be available to minister in ways God would have us.
    Bless you for praying for others.

    Much love to you~~

    1. Hey Debbie, The Lord has put the realization of the magnitude of hurting people in the forefront for me this year. My prayer life has certainly changed!
      I think of you often and pray for you. Hopefully we can chat soon, my friend. Love you!

  2. Sweet and sad thoughts Anne; I am praying right now for your friend, I can't imagine her pain. Love your devotions and the routine that you have with them. Hugs and blessings to you.

    1. Thank you, Pam! I appreciate your prayers. Love to you, my friend!


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