Our Daily Bread, Wednesday 19 October 2022 | Reasons to Rejoice
Our Daily Bread, Wednesday 19 October 2022 || Wednesday ODB Daily Devotional Reading
Our Daily Bread Devotional 19 October 2022 || Tuesday ODB
TOPIC: Reasons to Rejoice
READ: Psalm 64 | BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 56–58, 2 Thessalonians 2
KEY VERSE: The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him! Psalm 64:10
Our Daily Bread, Wednesday 19 October 2022 MESSAGE
When Ms. Glenda walked into the church commons area, her infectious joy filled the room. She had just recovered from a difficult medical procedure. As she approached me for our usual after-church greeting, I thanked God for all the times over the years that she’s wept with me, gently corrected me, and offered encouragement. She’s even asked for forgiveness when she’s thought she’s hurt my feelings. Whatever the situation, she always invites me to share my struggles honestly and reminds me that we have many reasons to praise God.
Mama Glenda, as she lets me call her, wrapped me in a gentle hug. “Hi, Baby,” she said. We enjoyed a short conversation and prayed together. Then she left—humming and singing as always, looking for someone else to bless.
In Psalm 64, David boldly approached God with his complaints and concerns (v. 1). He voiced his frustrations about the wickedness he saw around him (vv. 2–6). He didn’t lose confidence in God’s power or the reliability of His promises (vv. 7–9). He knew that one day, “The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!” (v. 10).
As we wait for Jesus’ return, we’ll face tough times. But we’ll always have reasons to rejoice in every day God has made.
REFLECT: What reasons has God given you to rejoice today? How can you encourage someone who may feel discouraged?
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Almighty God, thank You for giving me so many reasons to rejoice as I celebrate who You are, what You’ve done, and all You’ve promised to do.
Our Daily Bread, Wednesday 19 October 2022 || Today ODB Message by Xochitl Dixon (ODB Ministries)
Have you ever made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life?
If not, pray this prayer and start a new life in Christ.
Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
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