January 11, 2021 Daily Devotion

TThe scripture for today is Psalm 69: 1-3, KJV.

"SAVE me, O God; for the waters are come unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of mu crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God."

The very first word struck me quickly. In my version of the Bible, I wrote this just as it is published. All in capital letters. Only God can save us. Notice how the waters come into a person's soul. To me, this means that sometimes things get "watered down" and we are removed from reality. Again, God saves his people.

David, the writer, talks of being in deep mire and deep water. These term each of us have heard in our lifetimes. "How deep are you into the situation?". How deep is deep. In this case, it is so deep that waters overflow us. Notice it is pointed out there is no standing. So deep one cannot be on solid ground.

The writer shows us how weary they are with waiting for God to respond. Though in water, their throat is dried. They are tired of crying. They are desolate. How many times have we been this way? Especially now since I am writing this during the resurgence of the pandemic. Yet, we are reminded that God is in control.

Some of us have a hard time accepting the last sentence from the previous paragraph. Take a chance and live by faith. Call someone and talk with them Others sharing their faith helps to keep you from deep waters and deep mire. Salvation and mercy are from the Lord.

Russ Nixon rwnixon57@yahoo.com

Pray for those who get impatient with God. Pray for God to help us in our faith. Pray for blessings from God.

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