Proverbs 25:19- Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
“My trust is in you dear friend. My trust is in you dear family member. My trust is in you dear partner.” Does anyone notice a pattern? For the same phrase, “my trust is in you,” is being recited in repetition, while the latter part of the phrase changes. In each scenario “my trust” was being directed toward the wrong person. Hence the latter part of the phrase, but be dropped and replaced with “dear God.” Then and only then will we find consistency in a disagreeable world. Then and only then will our confidence be cemented in the foundation that erected the fortified walls of our Spirit. Then and only then will the pain subside so we might feel the joy of living. Therefore, may we utter the phrase “my trust is in you, dear God” to usher in an unshakable faith that will never be vexed, never be replaced, and most importantly never be broken. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management.