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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, April 1, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
Going through rivers of difficulty with either cause you to drown or force you to grow stronger. If you go in your own strength, you are more likely to drown. If you invite the Lord to go with you, he will protect you. (NLT)
Isaiah 43:1-4 – But now, O Israel, the Lord who created you says: “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt, Ethiopia, and Seba as a ransom for your freedom. Others died that you might live. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.”
Now, says the Lord—the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. –Isaiah 43:1 (CEB)
Janet Holloway-Bergman (Missouri) titled her story “REMEMBER ME?” Here is a portion of Janet’s story:
“. . . What I find most remarkable is that God never forgets any of us. Though each of us is only one among billions, God always knows who we are. No matter how far we stray or how much time passes before we return to the Lord, God always remembers us, loves us, and calls us by name.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God will always remember me.
Prayer: Creator God, thank you for knowing us fully and loving us completely. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/