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It’s All about Him - Daily Treasure - February 12

  • 2022 Feb 12

It’s All about Him 

Sharon W. Betters

TODAY’S TREASURE

The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1, KJV).

What is your default system when life comes crashing down? What systems are in place that will act as weight-bearing walls, so that life cannot crush you?

Early in this series, I suggested that when we are on an unfamiliar pathway, we need guides further along in life’s journey who share their experiences as a means of helping us avoid unnecessary potholes. I’m grateful for those ahead of me in their own grief journeys that willingly went back into their own sorrow in order to reach out their hand to help me.

Anna is someone God used to remind me that He is sovereign and I can trust Him. Her example encouraged me to choose life when I was tempted to give up. Her love for her God and her passion for serving His people, modeled for me the fact that helping others really is a means of helping myself. I wish I could personally thank Anna for choosing a sacrificial life, a life that encourages me to see old age as a platform for continuing to offer the help and hope of Jesus that I have experienced.

LIFE-GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT

Brokenness can create a climate of fear, or it can teach us that we have nothing to fear when Jesus holds us tightly in His grip. Who has taught you by their own life that when the Lord is your strength, you have nothing to fear? Have you thanked that person? Take time today to send a text, an email, a real handwritten note, or make a phone call to thank that person for helping turn your heart toward Jesus. How are you passing on that treasure of encouragement to someone coming behind you in life’s journey?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sharon W. Betters is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, pastor’s wife, and cofounder of MARKINC Ministries, where she is the Director of Resource Development. Sharon is the author of several books, including Treasures of EncouragementTreasures in Darkness, and co-author with Susan Hunt of Aging with Grace. She is the co-host of the Help & Hope podcast and writes Daily Treasure, an online devotional.

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