Today you should read: Psalm 40
CPC Family: this is a great psalm. It’s one we all need today. Here’s why…
First, many of us have experienced the hand of God meet our needs in profound ways. Maybe through a medical illness, a financial issue, a family/friend reconciliation, an academic need, emotional healing… the list could go on and on. We deserve nothing from God, but He is gracious. And at the top of our list of needs that God has met: salvation in Jesus Christ.
In the comments section below, I want to encourage EVERY SINGLE JUMPSTART READER to post your own celebration of verses 9-10. Let’s tell of God’s provision in our lives. Be specific. Let’s all take these words to heart:
I have told all your people about your justice.
I have not been afraid to speak out,
as you, O Lord, well know.
I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart;
I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power.
I have told everyone in the great assembly
of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
Second, many of us are hurting or have been waiting for the Lord to answer a specific prayer need. It also may be a medical illness, a financial issue, a family/friend reconciliation, an academic need, emotional healing, etc. This psalm shows us that we need to bring our requests to God and to one another. We are called to bear each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2).
That said, in the comments section below, I want to encourage EVERY SINGLE JUMPSTART READER to post a prayer need. Please be specific if you can. And everyone who comes across it today, STOP WHAT YOUR ARE DOING. Pray. Serve one another through intercession.
We are told in Romans 12:15 to “weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.” Let’s do that today. Let’s do it here, where we dive into God’s inspired word together daily.
By: Todd Thomas