Feeling downcast today? Enjoy this devotional message for today:
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. (Psalm 37:3)
I once met a poor woman who earned a meagre living through hard domestic labour but was a joyful, triumphant Christian. Another Christian lady, who was quite sullen, said to her one day, “Nancy, I understand your happiness today, but I would think your future prospects would sober you. Suppose, for instance, you experience a time of illness and are unable to work. Or suppose your present employers move away, and you cannot ﬁnd work elsewhere. Or suppose—”
“Stop!” cried Nancy. “I never ‘suppose.’ ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want’ [Ps. 23:1]. And besides,” she added to her gloomy friend, “it’s all that ‘supposing’ that’s making you so miserable. You’d better give that up and simply trust the Lord.”
The following Scripture is one that will remove all the “supposing” from a believer’s life if received and acted on in child- like faith:“Be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with conﬁdence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’”(Heb.13:5–6).
The eagle that soars at great altitudes does not worry about how it will cross a river.