Psalm 25:1-10 (NIV)

Genesis 41:37-49 (NIV)

Acts 7:9-16 (NIV)

Psalm 25 begins by encouraging us to trust in God and place our hopes in the Lord.  We can trust in God because God is our Savior who makes promises and covenants with his people.  The language of verse 6, “Remember,” “mercy,” and “love” (steadfast love) are the words of God’s covenantal promises to his people.  Throughout the Psalm we see that God saves, forgives, loves, and instructs sinners.

In the Genesis and Acts passages we are reminded how God worked for good in Joseph’s life, in the midst of betrayal and suffering, and then through Joseph to his people.

Life in this world has it challenges, whatever form or shape the “enemies” may take in our life.  Serious illness, the loss of work, tragedy, etc. can become enemies in our lives.  Nevertheless, we can put our trust and hope in the Lord.  “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,…”

Keep your covenant with the Lord.  “All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.” (Ps. 25:10) May you rest in the care, hope, and love of God this day and share that peace and wholeness with others.