Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal
Isaiah chapter 26 is set as a processional psalm, a song of victory by the people entering Jerusalem. It reminds the people of the source of their strength:
Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace – in peace because they trust in you.
Annie Hawks, the author of the hymn I Need Thee Very Hour, sounds a similar reminder of the source of our peace and strength.
I need thee, O I need thee …
It’s good to remember that God provides the peace we need.
God, I come to you at all hours in prayer, needing to talk to the One who knows me better than I know myself. In this conversation, let me express my deepest needs, and peacefully wait for you to respond with your gracious love. Amen.