Sunday, October 17, 2010

Daily devotional: Praise and trust the Lord, regardless of circumstances

Scripture
He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
Job 2:10 NIV

Observation
It is so easy to ignore God when times are good, and then blame God when times are bad. As Job acknlowedged earlier in the book, the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. In all this, may the name of the Lord be praised. God is sovereign and can be trusted, regardless of whether times and circumstances are good or bad.

Application
Trust the Lord and praise Him, not just when things are going well for me, but in all circumstances.

Prayer
Lord, You are so good. This is a good reminder, because You have so richly blessed me and I need to remember that You are sovereign, even when things don't go my way. I trust You fully. Even though I obviously won't understand why You make each choice or allow the evil one to interfere, I praise You and trust You through it all. Help me to stand strong and give You glory in all circumstances. Help me to never turn away from You but rather always look to You. I love you!

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