Daily Devotion-October 4, 2021

Daily Devotion-October 4, 2021

Psalm 121:7-8

The Lord will watch to keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life. The Lord will watch over your going and your coming from now to eternity.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know your followers and everything that we go through. You are not far away from us but are next to us; you know when we are sick or hurting. We have the assurance that you keep us from all harm and watch over our lives which does not mean we will never stub a toe, get sick, or end up in the hospital. Instead, even if these things should occur, you keep us from the evil that could snatch us from your hand. While we suffer from the effects of sin in this world, we have the promise that you will sustain our faith so that we will not reject Jesus. You sent your Son to be our Savior to suffer and die on the cross because of our sins. You have demonstrated the extent you were willing to go to save us. However, while you keep every evil away from us, we are not robots that do whatever you have programmed us to do. You have given us all free will; this means without our faith strengthened, each of us could potentially walk away from all your love and protection at any time. What keeps us? Our faith you created in us by your Spirit; as it is refreshed and rejuvenated through your Word and sacraments, we remain in you to get the forgiveness and healing your Son has given us. Therefore, we can be confident that you will not allow anything to take us from your hand. You saw when we came into the world, and you will watch over our going out as we head home to be with you in heaven where we will be for eternity. We are already there, but not quite yet; please strengthen our faith. Amen.

Roger Emmons


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


You get a guarantee only when you purchase a new item, and God also gives his promise. To those who don’t refuse his Son, he will always watch over them. To those that do deny him, he continues to offer them the medicine of forgiveness for their sins.