Thursday June 18, 2020 – Together with Him in the morning

Psalm 59:16  But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

What a blessing to have our thoughts preoccupied each morning with the strength and the love of God.  Although He loves all mankind, the remarkable thing is His love for you and for me – for each of us individually, not just corporately.  If we are going through difficult times, remember He is our fortress and our refuge.  We are safe with Him.

King Saul was trying to kill him when David wrote this Psalm.  That is likely a bit more difficulty than any of us are encountering now.  Yet David’s hope and trust and confidence were in the Lord.  How much more should the same be true of us.

Most of us have had the privilege of becoming a son or daughter of God, because of His love for us.  We have Jesus.  We have the Holy Spirit within us.  We have God’s word.  We have experienced His love in ways that David never did.  We have been set free from the power of sin – to live for Him.  This Psalm speaks of the wonder of who He is for us.  He wants us to have this knowledge firmly rooted in the depths of our being and growing morning by morning.  No matter what we experience, He is the same – but our awareness of who He is for us will grow and grow.

We recently sang a song during worship that had this chorus:

The more I seek you      The more I find you       The more I find you   The more I love you

The words are so true.  He loves us to seek Him – and to seek Him regularly.  If you don’t think of Him in the morning, particularly when you awake and are getting up, create yourself some visual reminders that will help you to do so.  He will help you.  He wants you to find Him.


About Don Schmidt

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Don was VP of Operations & Director of Student Life for 2 years at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN - a wonderful, accredited 4 year college for adult learners. That is where he started writing the devotionals. The passion of his heart is to love God and to help others learn to love God more and more. He grew up in St. Joseph, MI - Class of '66. Graduated from Michigan State in '70 and Wheaton Grad School in '78. Thunderous conversion October 11, 1968. He and Donna were engaged 2 hrs & 15 minutes after they met August 25, 1969 at a Christian camp in Georgia. They married in '70 and have 4 wonderful sons. Most of his adult career has been in business in NE Ohio. They lived for 20 years in Peninsula, OH. They attended St. Luke's Ministries (Anglican) in Copley, OH for many years. Six years ago they were reassigned by the Lord to attend River of Life Community Church in Hudson, OH. St. Luke's prayerfully sent them off on this new adventure with much love.
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