Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

READING


Old Testament: Jeremiah 17:5-10, 14-17
Morning Psalms: Psalms 55
New Testament: Philippians 4:1-13
Gospel: John 12:27-36
Evening Psalms: Psalms 74

DEVOTIONAL


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.
(Jer. 17:7)

I do not know if it is human nature or just my nature, but it is really hard for me to trust my problems to God, to just hand them over to Him. I see a problem and feel I should be able to fix it, either by solving it myself or by asking for help from others, but never really taking my hand off the tiller, so to speak. In the same way, it is equally hard for me to share these feelings with you (they don’t call me “stoic boy” for nothing). I’d like to think, however, that I am getting better at this.

Sometimes, I can look back and see God’s work in my life. When I have had a bad day, or even sometimes a good day, some random person who rarely even speaks to me other than to say hello will come up and say something really uplifting that makes a bad day better or a good day great! I pray this has happened to you; it feels wonderful. Other times when money has been really tight, something unforeseen happens, and a little extra cash shows up. Pennies from Heaven? I truly believe so. While these things may seem trivial, I recognize God’s hand at work, and His hand is anything but trivial; yet, I know that He is working in more subtle ways on much more important things in my life. Every time I “catch” Him working with me, I become a little better at trusting God, and I find myself taking another small step in my life-long journey with Christ.
DRR


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