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Senior Living - August 27

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. --Psalm 20:7

While serving in World War I as a merchant marine, British actor Herbert Marshall was required to wear a foul-smelling life jacket.

He hated wearing the putrid preserver, and at the close of the war, contemptuously tossed the repulsive object overboard in celebration. He then watched in horror as the long-tormenting object sank like a rock!

Like Herbert Marshall, you and I often put our security in things that really won't save us. Things like material possessions, finances, and job status…even things like our own good works.

In Jeremiah 17:5, God warns us, "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD." But two verses later He says, "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him."

So I want to ask you an honest question today: Who (or what) do you put your confidence in? If your trust isn't in Jesus Christ, you're holding onto a life preserver that will sink when you need it the most!

PRAYER CHALLENGE: Praise God that He is trustworthy, and ask Him to help you fully put your trust and confidence in Him. 

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