A better way

Bible Reading: Corinthians 12:6-10
Author: Ann Stewart (South Australia, Australia)
Thursday 12 April 2018 © The Upper Room.
At times, when I look at my commitments for the weeks ahead, I wonder how I can possibly fit everything in. At other times I worry about how I will manage to cope with all of life’s  challenges. At these times I can choose to become anxious and think about the worst-case scenarios, or I can choose a different way. I can stop worrying and start praying. Usually prayer calms me – reminding me to trust God one day at a time. His grace is sufficient for each moment of each day (see 2 Corinthians 12:6–9). I can choose to trust in God’s strength and be thankful even for my weaknesses. I can choose to live in the present and open my eyes and ears to enjoy the blessings of each day instead of worrying about tomorrow and the next challenge. I can choose to take negative thoughts captive (see 2 Corinthians 10:5) and think instead on the truth in God’s word.
  
I cannot say that I always find it easy to do this, but with practice it has gradually become the norm for me. From experience, I know that I can trust God to meet all my needs. I’ve seen him give me strength exactly when I need it. So I choose a better way to live – one day at a time – confidently relying on God with a thankful heart.

Prayer: Loving Father, give us confidence to trust you in every situation. In the challenges of life, help us to rely on your strength, not our own. Amen
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Just wanted to say thank you for making BSL daily devotions available. I am hearing and often sign at church for d/Deaf friends. I am finding this resource very useful in helping me improve my signing skills as well as focussing on God every day, bless you. CR