Is it inevitable that trouble will invade your life in some way, shape or fashion?
July 10, 2011
It's still pretty early on Sunday morning and I've pulled out my online Bible and my online copy of Our Daily Bread and I'm trying to connect with God to help me get started off on the right foot.
Written by Joe Stowell, the president of Cornerstone University and former head of Moody Bible Institute, the devotion is about how experiencing trouble is just a part of life. Stuff happens. He writes:
Inevitably, trouble will invade our lives: A bad report from a medical test, the betrayal of a trusted friend, a child who rejects us, or a spouse who leaves us. The list of possibilities is long, but there are only two options: forge ahead on our own, or turn to God.
His basis from the Bible is Numbers 13:25–14:9 where the children of Israel finally leave Egypt and get close to the promised land and have their heads turned by giants. What's the answer? Look at Numbers 14:9. God is with us. It says:
9 Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them.”
My prayer today: God give me the grace today to trust you in everything, every circumstance, every challenge, everything.