Devotional 7/27

You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. Psalms‬ ‭139:2-3‬ ‭

Repentance is the inseparable companion of faith.

Charles Spurgeon

God knows us better than we know ourselves. He has gone to the extreme of numbering the hairs on our heads. God knows that he has given us 200,000 strands of hair. And He knows that strand 143,001 and 143,002 just broke this morning.

If God is aware of the strands of our hair, which is a physical matter, isn’t He going more than aware of our other physical needs. We can rest in knowing that God cares about where we live, the food we eat and the physical needs we have on a day to day basis. If you can relate to me, we need to repent for worrying!

The scripture says that God knows our thoughts and our words before we even speak them. He knows our every step and every plan, He is keeping a faithful eye in all of our endeavors. We think no secret thoughts, or feel secret emotions before Almighty God. We may be uncertain but God has plans and He is certain about them.

Our hope lies in the embrace our faith and the degree in which we experience and receive God’s love. This is why in Corinthians Paul says faith, hope and love: and the greatest of these is love. Faith is an everyday exercise. We have the grace of God forever with us enabling us to stand and walk in peace with the Lord.

According to the account of the Israelites in the wilderness, their constant complaint about the journey was rebellion to God. And while worry is different than complaint, it is an overwhelming concern demonstrating a lack of faith. Scripture says our faith pleases God, so worry is a contrast to faith and is displeasing to God!

Let’s pray:

Lord God, heavenly, eternal and perfect Father forgive us for our lack of faith and reliance on You. May we change our tendency to trust in man or in our selves more than we trust God to care for us. May we walk in faith believing that You have our wellbeing before you. And like your little children you lead and supply to our every need according to your riches in glory. In Jesus name, Amen.

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