Friday 8/26: Tested But Not Forsaken

Psalm 22:1-31.  We can see from Jesus on the cross, crying these opening words, that he knew the Psalms by heart and prayed them aloud. How can Psalm 22, and 149 others, enliven my prayers?

Job 2:1-13. What testing is God allowing in my life right now, as he did with Job and other great witnesses (Abraham, Moses)? What gain or growth does he intend for me from this test?

II Timothy 1:1-11. What specific inheritance of faith do I have from my parents and their parents, as Timothy had from Eunice and Lois? How can I better live up to it?

Luke 4:14-21. Is God giving me opportunities and resources to help make this very year "the acceptable year of the Lord" (verse 19, KJV)?