December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 13

No Greater Faithfulness
“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22

How amazing to think that God’s compassions never cease – NEVER. Do you know anyone else who is that way with you? Anyone else who is never impatient with you, or grumpy toward you? Who always treats you with lovingkindness and compassion ALWAYS? I sure don’t. I know of no greater faithfulness than God’s and I am eternally grateful to Him for it. Express your gratitude for His faithfulness today.

Father, thank You for Your compassion toward me. Thank You that I get to wake up every day to new mercies from You, and that Your lovingkindness and compassion toward me will never fail. You are an amazing God, and I give You all glory and honor. Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 12

A Redeemer Has Come
“A Redeemer will come to Zion . . .” –Isaiah 59:20a

God promised the Israelites that a redeemer would come, and He kept that promise. Jesus Christ came as their Redeemer, and as ours. As the words in the song proclaim, “My Redeemer lives”. Does your redeemer live? Is the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, sent by God as promised so long ago, the One you know as your redeemer? Commit all to Him today and allow Him to be YOUR Redeemer in every way.

Father, thank You for sending me such a wonderful Redeemer. Thank You for loving me enough to redeem me in the first place, from the bondage of sin. Thank You that I can sing with all of my heart, “My Redeemer lives!” In the magnificent name of the Redeemer Himself, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 11

Be Neither Fearful Nor Anxious
”Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.” -Isaiah 41:10

We have many opportunities in this world to be afraid. Just going to the movie theater and seeing some of the previews can be pretty frightening. Do you realize that all of those opportunities to be anxious or afraid are opportunities for choice making? We can choose to remind ourselves of God’s Word, like today’s passage, and not be afraid. We can choose to remember that He is with us and He is our almighty God, stronger than any fear or anxiety we may encounter. Start today to make it a practice to choose God over fear. As fearful thoughts come, take them captive in the name of Jesus, out loud if possible.

Father, I choose today to no longer be afraid or anxious, but to remember that You, mighty God are MY God and You are with me. Hallelujah and Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 10

Victory Belongs to The Lord
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord.” -Proverbs 21:31

We fight many battles in a lifetime. The battle for a job, the battle against old age, the battle of the bulge, the battle for our children . . . any number of battles for any number of different causes. But, no matter how hard we fight or how much we pat ourselves on the back when we win, the victory is ultimately not ours. We win because God allows us to win. Our lives belong to Him, as do all of our victories. The purpose of our lives is to glorify Him. So, prepare your horse for battle, but remember that victory belongs to the Lord. Thank Him for all your victories today.

Though I stand prepared to fight for righteousness in my life, thank You, Father, that I don’t fight alone, and that victory is ultimately Your responsibility. I give You all the glory. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 9

Safety From Your Enemies
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me. You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” -Psalm 138:7

When I think of the “wrath of my enemies”, I don’t think so much of people, but rather of just the troubles of life on this planet. Stress, fatigue, illness – these are enemies that keep me from being the best I can be for God. That doesn’t mean there aren’t people who come along in life who we would consider enemies by the way they treat us, but as children of God, we have protection against THE enemy. The enemy of our souls. I also often wonder how much the Lord has protected me from, that I don’t even know about.

We walk in the midst of trouble every day. Sometimes those troubles come in the form of people, usually people who are hurting and need the peace of Christ. My greatest defense against people like that has been to pray for them, pray for my attitude toward them, and to understand that hurt people hurt people.

If life has been too much for you lately. If trouble abounds and you need rescuing and reviving, ask the Lord for it now and be rescued from your enemies.

Thank You, Father, for not only rescuing me from the enemy of my soul, but for being a safe haven from all my enemies. Thank You for rescuing me from the enemies of this life that threaten to drag me down and make me ineffective for You. I ask that You strengthen and revive me today, Lord. In the precious name of Jesus I ask. Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 8

No One More Capable to Help
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord Who made heaven and earth.” -Psalm 121:1-2

Who do you turn to in times of need? When you need help, who do you call on? Do you believe God wants to help you with your problems? Large or small, if He is your Heavently Father, God wants to help. He waits for you to call on Him. Call on Him now. Write down the smallest problems you have in your life at the moment, the ones you think are too small for Him to want to worry about, and ask Him to help you with them. Then watch and wait in eager anticipation.

Thank You, Father, for Your mighty help with all of my problems, large and small. There is none more capable to come to my aid. I thank You and I praise You in the precious name of Jesus. Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 7

Wait for God . . . Only
My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” -Psalm 62:5-6

What are you waiting on in order for your life to be better? Are you waiting for your ship to come in, or for your kids to start behaving, or for your spouse to get it right? Where does your hope lie? There is only ONE who can truly make things better, and only ONE you can completely, one-hundred percent rely on all the time. List the things that you may put too much hope in, and then choose to put your hope in Christ alone, with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Though troubles abound, and insecurities threaten to mount, I will wait for You alone, God. You are my Rock and my Salvation, and in Christ Jesus I shall never be shaken. Amen!

December Devotionals

The Lord is My Rock – Day 6

Neither Shaken Nor Stirred
”Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22

Is there something in your life that’s stirring up trouble in your heart? Is your world feeling a little shaken? Give it all to God, and He will take care of you. When you walk with Him, He holds things steady and you will find yourself feeling less topsy-turvy List the burdens you will cast on the Lord today, and be done worrying about them.

Thank You, Father, that I can cast my burdens upon You and You will sustain me. Thank You that I shall never be shaken as long as I am right with You. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen!

December Devotions

The Lord is My Rock – Day 4

The Beginning of Contentment
”The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.” -Psalm 34:10

I believe the beginning of contentment is realizing that when we have the Lord in our life and on our side, we need nothing else. Do you spend time every day seeking the Lord and His will for you for that day? It’s so easy for us to go on automatic and follow our own agendas for the day. Seek God today, and ask Him what He would like to see your day look like. Write down what you believe He reveals to your heart, and follow His plan to contentment.

Thank You, Father, for providing me with every good thing I need. Help me to remember that Your will for my life, and Your daily agenda, is much more fulfilling and leads to greater contentment, than when I follow my own selfish desires. Guide and direct me today, Lord. I ask it in the precious name of Jesus, Amen!

Devotional for December

I’m going to share a devotional with you this month, that I wrote years ago. It’s 30-days long, so we’ll do one each day up to New Year’s Eve. Most of the devotionals are fairly short, so you can take as much or as little time as you like. I pray that this will be a blessing to you and draw you closer to your Heavenly Father who is your Rock and your Salvation! So, grab a journal or notebook and let’s dive into Day One!

The Lord is My Rock – Day One

Dwell in Safety

Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD. Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?” Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD! You have put gladness in my heart, More than when their grain and new wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:4-8‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

Do you trust only what you see, the circumstances of your life, or do you trust the Lord? When you lay your head on your pillow at night, do you dwell in His safety? If you have trouble trusting Him completely with every aspect of your life, what holds you back? Write your thoughts in your journal or notebook.

Heavenly Father, work in my heart the ability to trust You completely, to rest in Your sovereignty and be okay with not understanding everything. I thank and praise You for being my safe dwelling place. In the precious name of Jesus, amen!