Dear Friends. I am happy to share with you a guest devotional from a great brother in Christ, Dracy Jenkins. His devotional reminds us WHO holds the answers in a world where people desperately seek relief in imperfect, flawed sources. I so loved his devotional that I’m sharing with you as an encouragement and reminder. Thank you Dracy! God bless each of you. -Nicole
“Christians must learn again what Christians have always known — how to live without immediate hopes in the world.” — T. R. Milford (author of Foolishness to the Greeks, and Christian Decision in the Nuclear Age)
Philippians 3:6-7 NLT 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
It seems like every news story, conversation or report is geared to strike fear and worry in our hearts. The only way to guard against this is to have a little conversation with God. We can talk about many of the ills in this world, but can never solve them. However, finding out what God says about the troubles of this world and His solution, is well worth the time to talk to the only ONE who has the answer.
Stop listening to Oprah or calling Dr. Phil. Have yourself a little talk with Jesus. I guarantee, you will cease from your worrying after you hear His voice tell you that He knows about your situation and that He is the answer.
We serve an awesome God. No matter what is happening in our lives, nothing can change this fact, at least in my mind. He’s done too much for me, forgiven me countless times, encouraged me and continues to love me. If you take just a moment to think about it, He has done the same for you too.
Father, God, we thank you for being our loving protector, guide and friend. Thank you for your many blessings, seen and unseen. Thank you for your yes, your no and your not now. Thank you for knowing what we need, exactly when we need it and for keeping those things that we don’t need, away from us. We give you glory and praise for your ever watchful eye over us. Help us to be more faithful, loving, humble, compassionate and caring towards each other. And Father, help us to put our complete trust and confidence in you and only you. We pray and ask this in Jesus name, amen.