This week we’re going to consider the idea of “going all in” for Christ and what that might look like for us. We’ll come at it from a few different angles — some small, some big — read some scripture, and try to think about it practically and sustainably. 

Today’s Bible Reading 

“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭

More Thoughts For Meditation 

Have you ever experienced relief when you were in the midst of distress? Can you recall a specific occasion? Take a moment before you continue reading to remember a time and hold it close.

Where did that relief come from? How good did it feel? Did you ask for it? Did you pray for it? Did it “just happen”?

The writer of today’s Psalm has experienced relief during distress and attributes it to the Lord. That seems like a good idea. It also seems like something an “all in for Christ” person might do. “This wonderful thing happened to me today when I really needed it. It must’ve come from Jesus.”

There will be times of distress but God will provide relief. It’s a promise. It’s biblical. Do you believe it? It’s something you’ve already experienced, a promise that’s already been kept. And you can trust it will happen again. And again, and again, and again.

Suggestions For Action

Carry this verse with you today. Meditate on it. Recite it to yourself whenever you think of it. You might even set an alarm on your phone to remind you every two hours to think of it. “You have given me relief when I was in distress.” Thank you, Jesus.