Daily Manna Devotional 15-12-18
Saturday 15th December, 2018
SURE HIDING PLACE
TEXT: PSALMS 102:1-11
KEY VERSE: “Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily” (PSALMS 102:2).
As humans, as long as we still carry this corruptible body, we are exposed and prone to different physical (health), social, financial and environmental hazards capable of inflicting injuries upon our flesh and minds. In certain instances, these afflictions are from the conditions of living in the society. They challenge our faith, confession and profession.
Afflictions come in different shades and forms. They can take the form of serious sicknesses, plague, infirmities, depression, recession, oppression, social isolation and constriction, hostile environment and incessant family squabbles. These afflictions draw tears from our eyes but we should not allow the tears to form a cloud of darkness to blind us from discerning the source of the problem and sourcing for respite. Rather, it should produce sparkles of stars to lead us to God, the One who can give us support, succour and final deliverance from affliction.
Seeking help from the wrong sources is like groping in the dark during a storm. God is the only Source of respite. He is omniscient: He knows the very source of the affliction. He knows the solution and has the power to stop the affliction.
God’s panacea has no side-effect and no strings attached. When He delivers His own, He secures them under His protection, away from the power behind the affliction. He is worthy to be called upon and awaits our call when life around us is dark and dreary.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer and faith are the antidotes to the storms of life.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Colossians; Philemon
Source: Daily Manna Devotional