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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I am so thrilled and excited about the BSL version of Deaf Missions Daily Devotions. I have their booklet and been using them for nearly a year. I have good command of English but still struggle with the concept of the context at times. What a difference it has made just watching someone signing the passage so clearly and of superior quality! I notice the USA are far more advanced with access to the Gospel in ASL but now you have made it possible for us. So many thanks for this! May it go from strength to strength. JJ