Listen to today’s devo!

But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth. It was you who split open the sea by your power. (Ps. 74:12–13)

Last year our family navigated a season of uncertainty. We faced the possibility of moving out of the house that we had lived in for five years. We were just feeling at home after moving back to the States, and I was heartbroken to think we might be entering a time of transition again.

Several questions flooded my mind: Why is this happening? What are we supposed to do? Where is God leading us? How will this impact our children? What are you up to, Lord? I cried out to God for answers. He reminded me of the ways he had been faithful the last time we made a major move. New questions came: If it was God who led us then, would I trust him to lead us now? If it was God who provided then, would I trust him to provide now?

The psalmist cried out in a time of great need for God to come rescue his people in exile. Even though the writer could see only destruction, he remembered the mighty acts of God and his dominion over creation. This gave him hope and boldness to ask God to intervene once more on behalf of his people.

What a beautiful example of intercession and a challenge to present our needs before the Lord with a clear sense of who he is and what he has done!

Remember God’s past faithfulness and look to him for your future.

Nikki Nettleton is the director of learning and leadership for Global Partners. She draws from fifteen years of experience in Eastern Europe.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House.  Reprinted from Light from the Word.  Used by permission.  Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.