February 10, Wednesday Devotion
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it. 16 You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’ But the only swiftness you are going to see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you! 17 One of them will chase a thousand of you. Five of them will make all of you flee. You will be left like a lonely flagpole on a hill or a tattered banner on a distant mountaintop.”
Many of us grasp for fleeting things. We move because the grass is greener. Yet reality rarely matches our desire for what we do not have. How many people get what they want by either stepping on others or missing out on life? What thing(s) do you desire more than anything else? To obtain that object or goal, is the sacrifice worth it? Would God agree? Our salvation comes from God and God alone, but we continue to pursue instead of rest.
Lord, I need you now. My world is crashing down. I need your shoulder to cry on at night. Please be there and tell me everything will be all right. Amen. (Adapted from Chock Davis)