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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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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:
[Trust Him to guide you; He will help you.]
Pilots put confidence in their planes. Commuters place confidence in trains, cars, or buses. Each day we must put our confidence in something or someone. If you are willing to trust a plane or car to get you to your destination, are you willing to trust God to guide you here on earth and to your eternal destination? Do you trust him more than any human being? How futile it is to trust anything or anyone more than God. (NLT)
Psalm 118:5-9 – In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?
Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Quoted verse: Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. –Isaiah 26:4 (NRSV)
“Story” – John R. Robinson (Georgia, USA) titled his story “TRUST DURING HEALING;” here is a portion of John’s story:
“I recently had two operations just six weeks apart to remove large kidney stones from both my kidneys. Following each operation I bemoaned the days I lost . . .
“But those days had a different purpose in God’s plan: developing my ability to trust. I had to trust the surgeon, the operating room staff, and the nurses. After my operation I had to trust my family who helped care for me at home, the instructions and medications I was given, and the medical recommendations . . . Most importantly, I had to trust that I was placed firmly in God’s hands.
“Now that my incisions have healed and I have returned to health, my pain is gone. The days after my operations were not wasted or lost. They taught me to rely on God with my life and health. I now trust that I will never be disappointed by God’s presence and care.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God’s presence and loving care will never disappoint me.
Prayer: Gracious God, help us to appreciate our times of rest and healing as gifts of grace and not just burdens that we have to bear. Renew our strength. Amen.
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