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2020 Daily Devotion - Day 132

When life is difficult, it is vital to know that God really does keep His promises. Often, we allow circumstances to shape our view and how we see things. When things are challenging, this approach will lead to nothing but worry and anxiety. However, if we allow our view to be seen in the light of God’s promises, we can greatly reduce the amount of stress we face. This is what the psalmist is teaching us.

Psalm 33 ESV
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Pray with me:
Heavenly Father, when we are filled with worry and anxiety, remind us that You always keep Your promises. We can put our trust in You. Give us peace in knowing You are in command and control and let us be faithful to what You have promised. In Jesus’ name…

2020 Daily Devotion - Day 131

When George Washington was about 20 years old, he wrote this in his prayer journal:

“O most Glorious God, in Jesus Christ my merciful and loving father, I acknowledge and confess my guilt, in the weak and imperfect performance of the duties of this day. I have called on thee for pardon and forgiveness of sins, but so coldly and carelessly, that my prayers are become my sin and stand in need of pardon. I have heard thy holy word, but with such deadness of spirit that I have been an unprofitable and forgetful hearer, so that, O Lord, tho’ I have done thy work, yet it hath been so negligently that I may rather expect a curse than a blessing from thee."

[George Washington’s Prayer Journal from William J. Johnson George Washington, the Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, New York & Cincinnati, 1919), pp. 24-35. From a sermon by David Scudder, Prayer is Seeking Our Father, 9/11/2011]

George Washington was a great leader – the general who won the victory over the British in the Wa…