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New Life Daily Devotion - December 8, 2011

  • 2011 Dec 08


Focusing on God
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now,
and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen
tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever
hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34 MSG

All of us may find our courage tested by the inevitable disappointments and tragedies of life. After all, ours is a world filled with uncertainty, hardship, sickness, and danger. Trouble, it seems, is never too far from the front door. When we focus upon our fears and our doubts, we may find many reasons to lie awake at night and fret about the uncertainties of the coming day. A better strategy, of course, is to focus not upon our fears, but instead upon our God. God is as near as your next breath, and He is in control. He offers salvation to all His children, including you. God is your shield and your strength; you are His forever. So don’t focus your thoughts upon the fears of the day. Instead, trust God’s plan and His eternal love for you. And remember: God is good, and He has the last word. 

His hand on me is a father’s hand, gently guiding and encouraging. His hand lets me know he is with me, so I am not afraid. - Mary Morrison Suggs, 100 Days of Prayer

Ignoring Him by neglecting prayer and Bible reading will cause you to doubt. - Anne Graham Lotz

Whether our fear is absolutely realistic or out of proportion in our minds, our greatest refuge is Jesus Christ. - Luci Swindoll

Fear and doubt are conquered by a faith that rejoices. And faith can rejoice because the promises of God are as certain as God Himself. - Kay Arthur

Today’s Prayer
Your Word reminds me, Lord, that even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I need fear no evil, for You are with me, and You comfort me. Thank You, Lord, for a perfect love that casts out fear. Let me live courageously and faithfully this day and every day. Amen


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