Minute after minute after minute. Hour after hour after hour. Day after day after day.
They pursue me, relentlessly.
You know who I mean: Satan. The world. My own sinful nature. Every hour, my powerful, untiring spiritual enemies hunt me.
“Fall,” they whisper. “You will fall.”
I get so tired of their voices playing over and over again in my head. In my heart.
But, Lord, I know that minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, you are with me. You are my God. And your love for me never quits.
The clock may tick. The minute hand slowly moves around the face of the clock. But each new minute, each new hour, brings more of your grace, more of your forgiveness, more of your love.
More of your strength.
I may be relentlessly pursued by powerful enemies, but I am also unfailingly loved by you, my Savior.
“But I trust in you, Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.” (Psalm 31:14-16, NIV).
Our Bible reading for Sunday, March 8, is Leviticus 17:1 – 18:30, Mark 14:17-42 and Psalm 31:9-18.
Lord, when my soul is consumed with anguish, when I am in distress, renew my faith in you. My spiritual enemies — Satan, the world, my own sinful nature — pursue me relentlessly. Help me to know that each day is in your hands. Let me enjoy your smile today. Love me faithfully so that I can be convinced — day after day — that your love for me is unfailing.
Header image based on "Yuno's alarm clock? No, it's mine." by Toshiuki Imai, CC By-SA 2.0