Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

Water for My Thirst

In the Word

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1).

Of the Word

David, on the run from his enemies in the wilderness of Judah, was quite literally experiencing a dry and weary land. While in hiding, David was away from Jerusalem and may have felt he was distant from God.

Though we might be sitting in a comfy chair in our living room, we may be experiencing a similar spiritual or emotional wilderness. At times we may feel that God is far from us — times of loneliness or loss, times when we question God’s plan for our lives.

Just as our flesh yearns for water in a drought, our soul longs for the Lord’s presence. Even when it seems we are all alone in this world, we are confident that God will never forsake us. He will never leave us. He will never take His eye off us.

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me” (Hebrews 13:6)?

Walking with my Lord

Ever Present God, through faith I am confident that You will never leave me nor forsake me. In Your Son’s holy name I pray. Amen. 

Mustard Seed: Water of Life. Michael Heckmann, author. 25/28 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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