July 18, 2022

Tyler Keese
"Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.""
Psalms 16:1-2
"All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away."
Isaiah 64:6

I don’t know about you, but when I take time to reflect back over the years, there are many seasons and experiences that have been tough. Life can be hard at times, but God is faithful! Our preservation in this life and in eternity is all because of who God is. He is our provider, Lord, and healer. He is the ultimate place we can go to experience healing and restoration. He is truly our refuge.

As I reflect on verse two, I am reminded of Isaiah 64:6. The good deeds I have done are compared to filthy rags in light of the goodness of Jesus. It is solely because of Jesus and the covering of His blood that we can be called good. Thank God for the hope, newness, and peace we receive from Jesus. He is truly our good shepherd!