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Psalm 31:1-4,15-16, My Times are in Your Hand

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My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.
— Psalm 31:15

RCL Daily Devotion for Saturday, April 20, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

If I’m honest, my worst enemy and persecutor is me.

How often do I make choices based on self-reliance that wind up making my life more difficult? How often do I berate myself for my imperfections? My father used to say to me on a regular basis, “Rebekah, your standards for yourself are too high!” And failing to trust God to provide all my needs, I plow forward on my own steam only to find myself more frustrated.

I find in this text such a blessed word of comfort: My times are in your hand. I can turn over to God all that is needed, and God will deliver me from my own worst enemy.

Thus freed, I can apply myself in sacrificial love to God’s work of helping those whose enemies and persecutors are the worldly forces of oppression, not simply self-inflicted high standards.

Liberating God, I turn my enemies and persecutors over to you, trusting in the promise of your deliverance.

 

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