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“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honour him” (Psalm 91:15 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

In my opinion, one of the neatest inventions is “Caller ID.” I have this service and use it when I don’t want to answer sales calls. The program allows me to screen my incoming telephone calls with the option to choose which ones to answer. In contrast, it’s so good to have a God who always answers when we call. It’s a given! He wants to hear from you. Not only does He answer us, He will be with us when we are in trouble; deliver us and honor us for calling on Him.

Prayer: I really don’t know how people live without you, Lord! It seems like trouble follows me around.  I’m so glad that You do too!

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

“The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3

How great is God’s love?  We read the stories of the children of Israel, how God delivered them so many times and when they turned away from them, He was still merciful toward them and forgave them when they cried out to Him, and we wonder why He did not give up on them.   They were His chosen people and His love towards them never failed, even though they did not love Him as they should in return.

God’s love is unfailing.  We do not deserve His love, there is nothing we can do to make Him love us any more or any less.  We will never be worthy of His love, it is unchanging.  Jesus loved us so much that He was willing to die in our place, to provide a way that we could be saved from eternal punishment.  It is hard for us to comprehend such great love.

We can never repay Him for His love.  All He asks in return is that we trust Him, obey His Word, and be faithful to Him.  The more we comprehend His great love, the more we learn to love Him, and in turn let that love manifest itself in our relationship to others.

Prayer:  Lord, I do not deserve your love, but I am thankful that you have freely extended it to me.  Help me to love you more.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

“Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7 KJV)

As a child, I remember playing Hide ‘n Seek. I am the oldest of eight and we played this game at least once a day. No iPads, computers or cell phones were in our house, so we learned to play these old-fashioned games.

Being the oldest I found places to hide where my little brothers and sisters couldn’t find me. They soon caught on to where my favorite hiding place was and I had to find another spot.

My favorite hiding place was the closet. There were clothes, blankets, and pillows I could use for camouflage.

As a grown-up, I have found a new hiding place. I go there daily knowing that I am safe and secure from the things I am facing in life. He gives me songs of deliverance. My hiding place is Jesus, Jesus is all that I need!

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for being a refuge in the time of trouble. There’s nothing like feeling secure in You, Lord! In our secret place, You have given me songs of deliverance.  Amen.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton