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New Life Daily Devotion - September 15

  • 2021 Sep 15

Our Only Real Hope

He has caused his wonders to be remembered;

The Lord is gracious and compassionate. 

He provides food for those who fear him; 

He remembers his covenant forever.

Psalm 111:4-5


Donna and her husband had two babies and barely got by on the tiny pension he received from the Navy. It took more than half their income just to pay the rent. Needless to say, the money often ran out before the month did. 


One month, their financial situation was so bad Donna had no money left to buy laundry soap. She got on her knees and prayed, “God, I’ve never needed you like I need you now. I have nothing, and I need you to provide soap to wash these diapers.”


Hearing a noise at the front door, Donna got up to see who it was. Someone had left a promotional sample of soap on her doorstep. Some would call the provision a coincidence, but Donna knew it was an act of God – a “divine” coincidence. 


Are you dealing with difficult circumstances? Have you talked to God about your challenges, and your needs? God wants you to come to Him and to rely upon Him.


“Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there.” - Old saying


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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