Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday of Lent 3

Saturday of Lent 3, March 25, 2017 Psalm 25:20                

Psalm 25:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
    Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

God promises to answer prayer. But we may be impatient or tempted to question His answers. Even when our faithfulness fails, God is faithful. He hears our prayers and truly acts for our good. In faith, we patiently wait for Him. Almighty God, give us the trust and patience to wait for You and the faith to believe Your promises. 1

We only have the perspective of time. We know the past and are aware of the present. Yet often we might not know all of the details or all of the circumstances which have brought us to a certain moment in time. God is eternal. He knows and sees everything. Faith trusts in Christ who is all in all. With the Psalmist we pray, “My times are in Your hand, rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!” –Psalm 31:15

O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  2

[1] Lutheran Study Bible © 2009 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[2] Collect for Saturday of Lent 3,
Luther’s Seal © Ed Riojas, Higher Things

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