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Devotional: June 27, 2020

God is fair and just;

He corrects the misdirected,

Sends them in the right direction.

He gives the rejects his hand,

And leads them step-by-step.

From now on every road you travel

Will take you to God.

Follow the Covenant signs;

Read the charted directions.

Keep up your reputation God.

Psalm 25: 8-10 The Message


Psalm 25 assures us that God is fair, just and forgiving. He is not waiting to pounce on us when we sin, or take a misstep in the wrong direction. No, he is a rescuer. This Psalm reminds us that God will never give us the cold shoulder. Quite the opposite! No matter what, God will take our hand, if we reach out to Him.


God does not give us road blocks, or signs that are difficult to understand. He does not give us vague directions, leading us to wonder which way to go. Most of us now have access to google maps, or similar software applications or programs. How many of us have had “discussions” in the car over which way to go? Well, there is never too much debate when we travel with God's GPS. Jesus is the perfect life navigator. God leads us each and every day, step-by-step.

When we get off track, God will gently correct us. Then He will show us the right direction, and give us a nudge. Or in some cases, a push.


Psalm 25 does a wonderful job of correcting one of the world’s great misconceptions: that God is unfair and unjust, and likes to see us squirm. The truth is exactly the opposite! God is more than fair, and His justice is surpassed only by His mercy, His grace, and His forgiveness.


On this day, ease your mind about God. He is not devious, or fickle. He is just, and will not reject those who make mistakes. Instead, He continually offers us love, forgiveness, and endless patience.


Yet the only way to find His direction is to reach out. We need to be the ones to ask. We need to reach out in prayer. God is already waiting on our front porch, with the keys in His hand. We just need to get in His car.


We serve a wonderful, loving, and forgiving God! Hallelujah!


Prayer


Loving Lord,

As we move through life, help us to follow your road map. Sometimes this will mean taking the road which appears to be less traveled. Help us to remember that we are your passengers, and that You already know where we need to go. Help us when we get off your track, and thank you for your endless love and undeserved forgiveness. With grateful hearts, we pray this prayer in Jesus’ name.

Amen.


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