Our Daily Elder Devotional: God Your Shield and Anchor

Our Daily Elder Devotional

We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

Today’s devotional comes from my heart.

God Your Shield and Anchor

God, thank You for the special gift of faith—faith in healing from illness, faith in Your power when my own strength is gone, and faith so that I can face whatever life brings, even those things that try to overwhelm me.  Thank You for being my shield against the evil in this world and my own sinful nature.  Thank You for being my anchor in the stormy sea of life.  No storm will ever move me from the mooring that You provide.  You are truly my Shield and my Anchor.  I place ALL my faith in You today and everyday.

 

Faith

Hebrews 11:1, 3, 5-6New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.

It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.”[a] For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Shield

Psalm 28:7New International Version (NIV)

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.

Anchor

Hebrews 6:19New International Version (NIV)

19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain

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