PRAYER: Please pray for continued healing of our nation and world.
DEVOTION: “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.”
Interesting word choice here. Terror. Pretty terrifying word.
When you think of terror, it’s usually something pretty bad, pretty life changing in one way or another. So, for Moses to say that we should not be afraid of the terror….must mean he’s got some pretty strong reasons up his sleeve. The surrounding verses continue to speak to his reasoning. Faith, trust, hope. All the attributes of our God that he has been discussing through the first few verses of this Psalm.
So. Let’s not be afraid of the terror, nor the arrows that fly by day. Again, pretty alarming and ghastly thought. Not sure how many arrows you’ve dodged today….oh….you thought I meant physical arrows. Maybe not, maybe he’s talking about the struggles and issues you had today. Ever heard the phrase “you dodged that bullet”? Kind of the same idea here. Let’s dodge some arrows, let’s let God ward them off for us…
What arrows are you dodging today? Let God in on the issues. Let him help and hold you so the arrows that come your way are deflected and absorbed by his strength and hope and love.