Weekly Devotional by Diana Golden

“What has this pandemic and social distancing been like for you? I have had days where I vacillate between depression, fear, anger and loneliness followed by guilt. Other days, I am happy, hopeful and at peace. These are the days that I’ve chosen to turn off the news and tune into our Lord.

Several weeks ago while on my morning walk, I saw the following scripture posted in a business’s window: “Deuteronomy 31:8”. As soon as I arrived home, I pulled out my bible to see what this passage says. Deuteronomy 31:8 states “The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry”. This particular passage has stayed with me and given me strength.

I pray that this passage may give you peace.

Here is a short prayer to start the day:

Dear Lord,

May I always remember that I never walk alone because you are with me.

Please heal the division in our country and help us to remember the words found in John 13:34 – “I give you a new command: Love each other as I have loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other”. May the healing begin within me, Father, for your glorification.

In Jesus name,

– Diana Golden