Devotional: ‘Better Days are Ahead’

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Many are concerned about our country and rightly so. Everything we hear and see indicates that the world is in a bad condition and most likely things will get worse before they get better. But what if things do get worse? What if the bottom drops out of everything? Does that mean that there is no hope? Is our ability to enjoy life dependent solely upon our external circumstances? Consider these words from David.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. (Psalm 4:6-8)

David gives us some great words of hope. Even when others are in despair, we, as God’s children, should always have hope. We should always believe that the Lord cares about us and that He will always provide everything we need. We should always believe that He will watch over us. We should always stay focused on what He has in store for us.

Maybe we will experience hard times; yet, the Lord can still put a smile on our face. The Bible says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3)

I close today with the words of comfort from another portion of the psalms.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121)

God bless you my brethren.

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