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When Our Faith Is Tested

When Our Faith Is Tested
Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,
And revive me in Your way. Establish Your word to Your servant,
Who is devoted to fearing You. Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your judgments are good. Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me in Your righteousness. — Psalm 119:33–40


O Lord,

Today we face many hardships in a time when our faith is continually tested. But we know there is nothing to fear because You, Lord, are in control of all things. You are our Strength and our Defender; there is nothing too hard for You. Therefore, let us be confident in our faith and bold in telling others of Your marvelous unconditional love.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
The Lord is their strength,
And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
Psalm 28:7–8


The Word of God tells us that the Lord is our Strength and our Shield, so we have nothing to fear. God has promised to walk beside us and go before us when we choose to live in a committed relationship with Him. Each of us faces adversity in life, but God is our Strength. In times of trouble, let us run to Him who has promised to be our Comfort and Refuge, our Redeemer and Friend. Every nation also faces adversity; may ours find God as her strength.

Excerpted with permission from If My People by Jack Countryman, copyright Jack Countryman.

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Your Turn

Today, no matter what hardships you are facing, turn to the Lord and pray! Let’s pray for a heart vibrant for the Lord, a devoted faith, a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, and for our nations to submit to God. ~ Devotionals Daily