Saturday, August 3, 2019

August 3

”It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” (Psalm 118:8-9 NIV)

The little family had for the first time faced a large unforeseen expense. It caused premature anxiety. How would one now handle all the daily expenses? How could the future for oneself and the children be secured? The children were getting older and the expenses ever greater. In a conversation where both the grown-ups were speaking with us the woman, in her thirties, blurted out: I know it’s our responsibility now, but I wish some mature person could step in and correct the situation.
And of course we can often feel the same way, not only when in our thirties, but also when we reach higher, advanced ages. Sometimes it would be serendipitous if one could be like a little child again, and hand over the responsibility to correct the situation to a grown-up.
God knows that even the oldest and wisest among us on occasion will also fall into situations that are overwhelming. Therefore He wants to teach us to give our lives over to Him. He is the only One who is mightier than the strongest opposition. He is the only One who is greater than the largest problem. He is the only One who can help.

Lord, help me today to turn to You with all problems. Thank You that no concerns are too small or trivial for You and that no problem is so great that You don’t have a solution.

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