Wednesday, March 29, 2023
I hear the tumult of the raging seas as your waves and surging tides sweep over me. But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
No matter how many good friends we have, we will face times when they are not around us, cannot cheer us, or cannot accompany us. We all will face death. While friends and family can comfort and encourage us as we die, they cannot accompany us through death.  We face death and judgment alone  unless we have built a solid relationship with the Lord, Who will never abandon us.  Each of us will likely also face moments when we feel very alone and find it hard to endure what feels like wave after wave of the pounding seas battering us with disappointment and discouragement — as the psalmists emphasize having endured their family disappointments and despair. 
In such times of desperation and emotional weariness, we need to find ways to break through the surging storm surrounding us and reconnect with the God who is our Abba Father,  our loving Shepherd,  YHWH  El-Shaddai  and Lord Sabbaoth.  More than names for God, these attributes of God remind us of His awesome power and constant nearness to His children He loves.
In such times, we may not have words to say or even faithful thoughts to think. However, we have songs we can sing that re-awaken our hearts to faith,  and we have the Holy Spirit to intercede for us when words are inadequate, and we cannot verbalize the emotions within us.  As we reach out to reconnect with God, he rushes to meet us and pour His "unfailing love" upon us  and give us life! Let's use this knowledge to deepen our faith and strengthen our bond with our heavenly Father.
Abba Father, help me sense Your nearness as you pour your love into me with Your abiding presence in me through the Holy Spirit. I need Your strength to infuse my life with Your life as I pursue Your righteous character, gracious compassion, and faithful justice in my own life. I ask this through the intercession of the Spirit and by the authority of Jesus' mighty name. Amen.
Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.
'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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