It's very easy to complain. It's easy to imagine that our sufferings, our struggles, are unlike any that others have experienced.
It's harder to see, especially in the tough times, that God's blessings are still around, that God remains faithful.
Look now to see what blessings God has in store for you today, especially if you are finding that hard to do.next >
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.
Isaiah 43:16-18next >
God, creator of all things, is truly the master of the universe. With the words in the Scripture today, Isaiah remembers Moses leading people on a walk through the sea, because God made a way where there was none. Mighty armies, chariots, and horses cannot rise unless God wills it to be or allows it to happen.
We’re comforted by the idea that the things we think are powerful must still submit to God's eternal truth. God is in charge of us and our lives – not just any force of nature, not just any army. This reminder might seem obvious to us when we are admiring God or asking for something in prayer; but, it is here for us to clear away any fear we might have and to strengthen our stance with the truth.
We are blessed when we can remember how strong God is all the time.
Denise Nickerson-Caudérannext >
God, you are the most powerful force there is. You have made a new way for me that is wide open. You can handle any danger and anything I fear. Keep my eyes on you. Amen.next >
God's blessings are raining down.
Walk with your face lifted up;
Lift your hands also to receive
The gift of God's presence,
The embrace of the One who is near.
Denise Nickerson-Caudéran is a writer and mom living on the French-Swiss border near Geneva. She's American, her husband is French, and their two daughters are both nationalities. Denise also enjoys working with international people like Third Culture Kids.
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