40 Days of Prayer – Day 21

SCS StudentDevotional Blog

“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”  Psalm 29:11

Looking back on the last year, it was difficult to find peace in the world. Our lifestyles completely changed and nobody was certain of what was going to happen next. Personally, I didn’t know if I was going to have a soccer season, be able to go back to school, or even be able to see my friends. There was momentary relief and peace to be found, but the one person that provided everlasting peace, strength, and courage, was the Lord. David reminds us of this in his twenty-ninth Psalm. He tells us that the Lord gives strength and peace to his people. This is a relieving truth to those of God’s people who lack strength to carry on in this world of chaos and hardship, and should be a constant reminder to the believer of how gracious our God is. When we find ourselves doubting our ability to persevere onward, we should ask God for the strength and peace that He promises us in Psalm 29. However, if we have not been able to find this strength and peace, we might be missing it due to a lack of oneness with God. This may be caused by being focused on the worries of the world, and not on honoring and glorifying God. As long as we put God at the center of our lives, and let the problems of the world fall to the wayside, we will be able to find strength and peace through Him. 

Junior Hayden Remington

Prayer Focus:

  • Parents as they partner with SCS
  • Praise God for his righteousness.
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.