June 24: You Are My Shield

June 24 Daily Devotional

God’s judgment is about making things right. About restoring justice where it has been twisted. That is good news for some and terrifying news for others.

June 23: Righteous Anger

June 23 Daily Devotional

God’s anger is different from ours: it is righteous. And it is the only reasonable response to pure evil.

June 21: Deliver Me

June 21 Daily Devotional

David was hiding in caves and strongholds, but he recognized a key truth: no stronghold is sufficient to protect you if God is not your refuge.

June 20: Lament and Hope

June 20 Daily Devotional

Lament and hope are not mutually exclusive. We can weep (like David did) and also have an unshakeable confidence that God will come through for us.

June 15: Steadfast Love

June 15 2022 Devotional

When David cried out to God, he didn’t claim to deserve his deliverance. No, he appealed to the only thing he (or anyone) could: God’s “steadfast love.”

June 14: Hiding is Pointless

June 14 2022 Devotional

Many of us feel the need to “sugar-coat” our prayers. May we learn this lesson today: God cherishes honest prayers.

June 13: Favor Like a Shield

June 12 Devotional

Choosing to obey God’s instruction is not an oppressive limitation of freedom but a door that leads us to true joy and liberation.

June 9: We Don’t Know The Way

June 9 2022 Devotional

It takes humility to pray these words. To say, “lead me,” you have to admit that you don’t know the way. And of course, we don’t.

June 8: Evil May Not Dwell With You

June 8 2022 Devotional

I love verse 7 because it reminds us of the variable that changes everything: God’s love. David doesn’t say that he will enter God’s house (the place of his presence) because he is without fault. He says that he will enter “through the abundance of (God’s) steadfast love.”

June 7: We Watch

June 7 2022 Devotional

And here’s the funny thing: in watching and waiting we discover that he was there all along. We just didn’t notice him.

June 6: To Be Heard

June 6 2022 Devotional

The more I study the Psalms the more I am convinced of this: deep within the heart of humankind is the need to be heard.