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By Irina Coombes
March 20, 2020

Passages of the day:
Numbers 30: 1 - 31: 54
Luke 4: 1-30
Psalm 63: 1-11
Proverbs 11: 20-21

I have several times sent my daughter to the next aisle to grab an item off the shelf while I looked through my grocery list and forgot to grab something. She goes nervously and always yells, “Mom, are you there?” to make sure I’m still waiting on her. I always respond to let her know I’m still there. There is always that fear and slight panic in her voice and if I don’t respond right away, the next “Mom” I hear is always much louder until I reassure her that I’m right there. 

This may be a time of uncertainty...fear gripping us because we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Psalm 63 is a lament of David, crying out to God because he so desperately wants to hear his voice again. The territory we are in is unfamiliar but more than ever, we too are desperate to hear the voice of the Most High saying, “Yes, I am still here, dear one.” 

Brothers and sisters, God sees us. Even when we cannot see him, he knows where we ALL are. Doesn’t that give you the greatest sense of peace? You are NEVER out of his sight. Our views get clouded, and our ears buzz with noise, but God’s sovereignty is strong enough to part the clouds and silence the noise. His Word is pure, clear, and never changes. So no matter how loud the world around us gets, we know without a shadow of a doubt, he hears us. He sees us. He hears our cry. 

Trust in his Word. Stand firm on his promises. Be still. Be bold in your prayers. Draw near to Him and he will draw near to you. 

Love, Irina

To memorize:
Because you are my helper, I will
Rejoice in the shadow of your wings.
— Psalm 63:7