Reach Out to the Lord

David makes his prayer in Psalm 143 on the basis of the Lord’s righteousness because David knows that he is not perfect but flawed. His Spirit is weak because the enemy has pursued him and he hides in a cave. Therefore, he leans on God in this prayer as he remembers the past and what God has done. David spreads out his hands to God, thirsting for Him like a parched land (v. 6) and believing that God can satisfy his needs.

The basis for David’s confidence is trust in God’s unfailing love and his eagerness to serve God’s purpose. David recognized that power does not come from physical strength or military strategy, but in trusting God’s plan for his life. What God gives in a plan for life is a treasure and the more you lose yourself in this plan, the more passion you will have.

This day with God, consider His power and fear will be overcome. Desire that your thoughts are dominated by God’s uplifting Spirit and not controlled by stress or worry. Be driven by the things of God; ask for help and think of the possibilities.  

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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