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Reflection:

Jesus made it clear that we would endure hardship in this life. But God gave His children amazing tools to keep trials from overwhelming us. For instance, He placed His Spirit inside each believer to guide and empower. In addition, He gave us prayer so we could not only communicate and stay connected with our Father but also bring Him our requests

(Philippians 4:6).

Today I want to focus on yet another one of His marvelous gifts: the Bible. Scripture is the actual Word of God Almighty (2 Peter 1:20-21). It is truth (John 17:17). It never changes (Psalms 119:89). It enables us in all circumstances, so we have a sure foundation on which to base our lives and decisions.

There are thousands of promises in the Bible--countless assurances that we can rely on with perfect confidence. God wants us to learn them so we won't miss out on blessings He wants to give. And wise believers will turn His promises into prayers and the cries of their hearts.

Let me give you an example that relates to difficult decisions. Psalms 32:8 states, "I wilI will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." We can pray God's words back to Him, saying that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side as our caregiver through the entire situation.

When hardships arise, we need a solid foundation on which to stand. Otherwise, our emotions could easily lead us astray through faulty thinking. God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.

Prayer: 

Lord, thank You that You gave us the Word to encourage us, strengthen us, assure us to continue in the midst of trials. I believe Your Word, l believe the Bible is true, because l believe You as my God. I will rest in Your Word until l depart from this world. I pray to You, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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TODAY'S DEVOTION:    may 06, 2020

PRAYING THE PROMISES

OF GOD

PREVIOUS devotion: MAY 05, 2020

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."

Isaiah 40:8 (KJV)

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