May 9 | David TRUSTED

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 26, Psalm 40, Psalm 61; Psalm 62:1

We have read a lot about David’s struggles, haven’t we?  Can you remember some of the bad things that have happened to David?  Take a minute and talk about what you remember with your family. 

If you had to think of one thing David always did when bad things happened, what would you say it was?  David talked to God a lot about all that he was going through.  He was always very honest about what he was facing.  He would tell God when he was having a good day, when he was having a bad day, when he felt like God wasn’t listening- David was very honest with God.  Our reading today shows us a little bit about what David’s conversations with God looked like.   

David would ask God for help.  David would admit that he sometimes felt like God wasn’t listening.  David would be honest about WAITING on God’s answer.  David knew that God would protect him and that he could REST in God alone.  David trusted God even when faced a lot of scary trials and a lot of bad days! 


What is something you do whenever you are having a bad dayWho do you talk to when you are upset or worriedAs a family, brainstorm a list of what to do when you’re having a bad day. Thank God that you can talk to HIM every day and He is always there listening. 

May Memory Verse:

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

May Memory Verse

May memory verse song

May memory verse coloring sheet

May Fill-in the blank activity

May Prayer Calendar