Weekday devotionals for Christians

God’s Unseen Preservation

Proverbs 2:8
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

Psalms 17:5
Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.

Ira Sankey, who for years led the music for D.L. Moody’s evangelistic meetings, was traveling by steamboat on Christmas Eve in 1875.  He was recognized by some of the passengers, and they asked him to sing.  Sankey agreed, and began singing “Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us.”

When the song was finished, one of the listeners stepped forward and asked, “Did you serve in the Union Army?”  “Yes,“ Mr. Sankey answered.  “Can you remember if you were doing picket duty on a bright, moonlit night in 1862?”  “Yes,” Mr. Sankey answered again.  “I was serving in the Confederate army.  When I saw you standing at your post, I raised my gun and took aim.  I was standing in the shadow, completely concealed, while the full light of the moon was falling upon you.  At that instant, you raised your eyes to Heaven and began to sing that same song.  ‘Let him sing his song to the end,’ I said to myself, ‘I can shoot him afterwards.’  I heard the words perfectly: ‘We are Thine; do Thou befriend us.  Be the Guardian of our way.’  I began to think to my child-hood and my God fearing mother who sang that song to me.  When you finished, it was impossible for me to take aim again.  I thought, ‘The Lord who is able to save that man from certain death must surely be great and mighty.’ ”

The God who loves us also protects us, often in ways we do not even realize at the time.  His promise to keep and preserve His children is one on which we can rely.  Every step of our lives is guarded by His mercies which “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23).  God’s preservation does not mean that we are exempt from difficult situations, but it does mean that anything that comes our way must first be filtered through His providence.

You can trust God to take care of you no matter what circumstances you face.

April 6, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church

1 Comment »

  1. Beautiful devotion today. You are so right.

    Hope you all are well and happy. Hello to Angela, Joy and Makenzie.

    Comment by Marie Watkins | April 6, 2020 | Reply

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