Sunday devotional

For My Good and Your Glory ~ Sunday Devotional

Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me. Psalm 86:17 (NKJV)

Psalm 86 is a prayer of David. He acknowledged his need for God, for God’s help and mercy in his life. He asked for safety and guidance. David also praised God and proclaimed His goodness. He wrapped up the prayer with verse 17: “Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”

For my good and Your glory.

God does amazing things in our lives all the time, small things and big things. He does them out of His love for us. How do we respond?

Last week, I was teaching second grade students in religious education class, and we talked about God’s blessings in our lives. The text pointed out that we should have two responses. First is gratitude. Thank God for His goodness. Second is to share those blessings with others. 

For my good and Your glory. 

Thank God for what He has done for you then glorify Him by sharing it with someone else and by being a blessing in another’s life. 

Do you have a gratitude practice? 

Although simply reflecting on your blessings from the day can be beneficial, writing them down has an even greater impact. First, you have a record to look back on of the ways God blesses you, especially on days when you need an extra boost of encouragement. Secondly, writing down anything makes it more real. You intentionally think about it and acknowledge it. Eventually, you’ll be noticing things throughout the day that you’ll want to write down later. You’ll be on the lookout for blessings! 

This space is my way of giving God glory for what He’s done in my life. He set me free from body image struggles and a life focused on weight loss. It changed everything for me. That journey was for my good, and now I can glorify Him for what He did in my life by helping other women find that same freedom in their lives. 

What is something God has done for you? It might’ve been a glimpse of the sunrise today, or maybe He set you free from addiction. 

God is always working for your good. He wants to bless you, heal you, deliver you, love you. How will you respond to His work in your life?

Happy Sunday!