Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
Thought for the Day: Look to God and pray when difficulties arise. He is with you.
Difficulties arise in life and in our daily routines that we must face and work through. We may find ourselves unable to sleep in the middle of the night due to worry, we may find those around us who tend to make things difficult for others, our children might bring unexpected requirements, and we may have problems dealing with schedules and balancing life. I have a dear friend who gave me some precious words when I had a bad morning and was obviously upset about something that had taken place. Her words went something like this, “You read your devotionals every morning and you write your thoughts down each day. As hard as this is, think about how much more difficult the situation would be if you didn’t start out your morning like that.” She was right. When I reflect on the words God gives me each morning, I can face the difficulties that arise throughout the day better than if I didn’t start out that way. I have said often, “I cannot imagine going through life not knowing God’s love.” I know that God is with me every step of my day and especially in the difficult moments. I can rest assured that He will guide me through as He has done in every difficult time of my life.
God has promised protection. He shelters us and keeps us safe. That doesn’t mean that there will not be hardships and that there will not be situations that are difficult. God has a plan for us and when hardships arise we can be assured that God is with us through every step and that enemies and difficulties will not win. We are secure in God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the assurance that you are with us in our difficulties. That knowledge helps us get through the situations better. Be with us as we go through our day to lean on you as we go through any type of difficulty. Amen.
Prayer Focus: THOSE FACING STRUGGLES