He is always providing refuge, help, security, peace

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, February 18, 2019

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May you find comfort, encouragement, guidance, hope, inspiration, love, and peace – https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/. May you also find answers to your question(s) through the Scriptures that address every situation you face, and help with your problems. Deb

Dear Lord, open our hearts and our minds to the power of Your Word, which as we read, we may know, understand, and obey Your Word for us today. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Author unknown)

Today’s scripture reading:

[God, He is always providing refuge, help, security, peace.] The fear of mountains or cities suddenly crumbling into the sea as the result of an earthquake or a nuclear blast haunts many people today. But the psalmist says that even if the world ends, we need not fear. In the face of utter destruction, the writer expressed a quiet confidence in God’s ability to save him. It seems impossible to consider the end of the world without becoming consumed by fear, but the Bible is clear—God is our refuge even in the midst of total destruction. He is not merely a temporary retreat; he is our eternal refuge and can provide strength in any circumstance. (NLT)

Psalm 46:1-5 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!

A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God himself lives in that city; it cannot be destroyed. God will protect it at the break of day.

Quoted verse: The Lord says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.”

“Story” – Glen Graham (Louisiana) titled his story “THROUGH THE WATERS;” here is a portion of Glen’s story:

“In August 2016, south Louisiana experienced major flooding, causing widespread devastation. . . .

“Recovery is a long, slow process. But God worked through the actions of friends and strangers to sustain us materially and spiritually. It is hard to imagine that any of us could fully recover without the active work of God’s Spirit. God brought many from far and wide to rescue us from the flood.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God always walks with me.

Prayer: Thank you, loving God, for lifting us up when life is difficult. Amen.

To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

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