I received the following e-mail today from our homeschool consultant. It reminded me once again of how hopeless we are without the Lord. I asked permission to share it with you and she graciously said I could. I hope you are blessed by it as I was.
“When you encounter a problem, where do you turn?
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“When you encounter a problem, where do you turn? Do you look to yourself for all the answers, only to find out you don’t know everything yet? Do you find the nearest phone and call up your closest friend for suggestions and a good pity party? Maybe you check the local paper’s “Dear Abby” column thinking that just maybe someone else has already asked for advice on a similar problem. Perhaps you close your eyes, open your Bible, and point, hoping you’ll find that God has written a special note of direction with your name on it.
Scripture tells us that we are to turn to God in the day of trouble. We are to go to Him first for He is the only one that knows that answer!
- And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.Psalm 50:15
- In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.Psalm 86:7
- He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.Psalm 91:15
- The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Nahum 1:7
“Prayer is not just an option; it is God’s expectation for us to depend on Him.”
Joyfully in His service,
Ps. 16:11; Heb. 12:12-13″
I hope you find this message fom Valerie inspiring too.
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