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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Friday, December 5, 2014
Being patient and waiting on God isn’t always easy, but He is always with you no matter what you are going through.
Deb Vellines (Illinois) titled her story in The Upper Room “CAST OUR FEAR.” I wanted to share a portion of Deb’s story:
“. . . Fear of the future can include so many different forms: job insecurity, fear for a loved one’s safety, financial challenges, and medical crises – to name a few. My personal fear of the future is this: in the next day or two, I will find out the results of a mammogram. . .
“But in the midst of this anxiety, Bible promises reassure me that the God who has always stood by me in the past is with me today and is already in my future. . .”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: – With God beside me, I can be fearless.
Prayer: Loving Father, help us to remember that you are with us in all circumstances. Cast out our fear of the future. Amen.
PRAYER FOCUS: BREAST-CANCER PATIENTS
To read the entire story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
Waiting for God to help us is not easy, but David received four benefits from waiting: God (1) lifted him out of his despair, (2) set his feet on solid ground, (3) steadied him as he walked, and (4) put a new song of praise in his mouth. Often blessings cannot be received unless we go through the trial of waiting. (NLT)
Psalm 40:1-5 – I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair. Out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and he astounded. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud, or in those who worship idols. O Lord my God, you have done many miracles for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.
Moses said to Joshua, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” –Deuteronomy 31:8 (NRSV)
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