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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
This is the fourth time in nineteen verses that the Psalmist asks God to “Save Us!” And there is also somewhat of a climax of emphasis because he calls out three different names of God. He says, “Lord, God, Almighty.” In other words, after all of our sinning, including idolatry, immorality, and blasphemy, we promise this time if You would “Save Us,” we would never do those things again.
All of us as individuals have prayed this prayer before “Save Me.” That’s right! Why? Because everyone longs for a clean slate. Sometimes in my life, my wife has come to me with bills and said, “Rich, what are we going to do about these bills?” And desiring a clean slate, I’ve said to her, “Why not just go into our savings account and take money from there and we will at least have a clean slate?” Thankfully, she’s figured it out through the years, and we haven’t done that continuously. There’s got to be a better plan than just getting a clean slate of forgiveness, knowing that you will do it again. What was being asked for here, in my opinion, was a transformation! Lord, “Save Us,” so we won’t do it again. Before I finish this post, God would much rather us pray a prayer like this than go on living as though nothing was wrong. If you need to say it today, you can. Just say it. “Save Us!”
Thank You this AM that never once have You turned me away through these many years of serving You. Each time I have prayed the “Save Me” prayer, You’ve always saved me. Thank You that I can always count on You! Amen