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In Touch - September 11, 2005

In Touch Daily Devotional 
by Dr. Charles Stanley

Sunday September 11, 2005

God Is Our Keeper

Deuteronomy 1:30-31


Often when we face trials, our first response is to find a way to change our circumstances. We try to plan or devise a quick, painless way through the difficulty. But God is our keeper.

He watches over us with great care, and His eyesight is not limited to the moment. He knows the way behind and before us. Nothing that comes our way is a surprise to the Lord.

Though there will be times when you may not understand His leading, go forward with Him. He only leads you along the paths that He has prepared for you. Before the battle of Jericho, God encouraged Joshua by saying, "Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).

Amy Carmichael writes, "Thank God for the battle verses in the Bible. We go into the unknown every day of our lives and especially every Monday morning, for the week is sure to be a battlefield, outwardly, and inwardly in the unseen life of the spirit, which is often by far the sternest battlefield for souls. Either way, the Lord your God goes before you, He shall fight for you!"

As you begin your week, take comfort in the fact that God knows exactly what is up ahead, and He will be with you every step of the way. Whatever you face, He will provide the strength you need to emerge as a victor.


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