In tonight's psalm, David comes before God in complete honesty, saying he is "lonely and afflicted" (v. 16). Those are feelings to which we can all relate. But in reality, we are never alone-the Lord's compassion and faithful love are with us every moment of every day and night. Because of this, we can find the rest we need as we dwell in His presence.  

As you close your eyes and turn from the events of the day, breathe in His breath of life, and breathe out the stresses you carry. Turn your heart and mind toward Jesus and rest in His arms. Relinquish your burdens to Him. Listen for His voice of love toward you. In Him, you can put your trust and know you are safe in His care. 

In You, LORD my God, 
I put my trust. 
I trust in You; 
do not let me be put to shame, 
nor let my enemies triumph over me. 
No one who hopes in You 
will ever be put to shame,… 
Show me Your ways, LORD, 
teach me Your paths. 
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,  
for You are God my Savior, 
and my hope is in You all day long. 
Remember, LORD, Your great mercy and love,  
for they are from of old... 
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful 
toward those who keep the demands of His covenant. 
For the sake of Your name, LORD,  
forgive my iniquity, thought it is great... 
The LORD confides in those who fear Him; 
He makes His covenant known to them. 
My eyes are ever on the LORD,  
for only He will release my feet from the snare. 
Turn to me and be gracious to me, 
for I am lonely and afflicted. 
Relieve the troubles of my heart 
and free me from my anguish... 
Guard my life and rescue me; 
do not let me be put to shame, 
for I take refuge in You. 
May integrity uprightness protect me, 
because my hope, LORD, is in You. 
PSALM 25:1-6, 10-11, 14-17, 20-21 

ADORATION: Allow God's goodness to seep into your soul; feel His love come over you. Worship Him for His faithful love; bask in His presence and peace. Rest in knowing that He is God, and He is watching over you.  

CONFESSION: Think through your day and acknowledge any sins that come to mind, asking God to forgive you. Pray for Him to take away your guilt and shame.  

THAN KSG IVI NG: Thank God for being trustworthy and for bringing you hope. Thank Him for being your Redeemer and giving you good gifts. Thank Him for the times He has protected you and delivered you.  

SUPPLICATION: Heavenly Father, teach me Your ways and guide me on a secure path where I will be safe. I want to hear Your voice and be in the center of Your will for my life. Be my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in my times of need. Help me to remember the unending love You have for me and that I can rest in it with my whole heart. I praise You and give You glory. Amen. 

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