August 8, 2019 Daily Devotion

The scripture for today is Psalm 33:22.

“May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”

If you watch college football, you may be familiar with Tyler Trent. He became widely known as the Purdue Super Fan, who was probably the only one who predicted the unlikely victory of Purdue over Ohio State. Tyler was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Throughout the unimaginable challenges he faced, Tyler remained faithful and focused on making the most of the time he had. He became a symbol of positivity and perseverance for the Purdue Football team and the entire country.

After his death, the Purdue athletic department released the following statement, "The entire Purdue Athletics family has been touched by his courageous battle, positive spirit and unwavering faith. Tyler was the embodiment of a true Boilermaker who will live on in each of us. We will forever be #TylerStrong."

We all face battles in life – sometimes through illness, sometimes with fear and anxiety, sometimes accompanied with despair and depression. I like what the psalmist prayed long ago for God’s people – “May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” I think that’s a wonderful, powerful, and yet simple prayer that we all could apply in our lives. It helps us to do two things: to look for God’s unfailing love in the midst of our sorrows, and to place our hopes in Him.

Lord God, thank You for loving us unfailingly. Thank You for allowing us to trust in Your ways and to rely upon Your promises. Amen.

Karen DeMauro