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Thursday, July 25, 2019


I cherish my Charles Stanly bible. And this devotional:
Every Day in His Presence

From July 23rd:

Call Out to Him

O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection...I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.

Psalm 57:1-2 NLT

Are there obstacles or difficulties that seem to block you from fulfilling God’s purposes for your life? Perhaps you’ve worried, planned, and toiled but have ultimately failed to achieve what you desire, and despair is beginning to settle in. If so, it is time for you to stop doing and begin asking.

Friend, the Lord your God is sovereign. He can soften hearts that you could never touch, change circumstances beyond your control, provide resources you can’t even dream of attaining, and untangle messes that seem unredeemable. And He is waiting for you to cry out to Him for  deliverance.

Friend, it is sheer pride that keeps you relying on yourself rather than depending on and obeying Your heavenly Father, who wants to be your strength, your life, and your all. Stop trying to figure everything out. Kneel before Him and leave all that concerns you in His hands. He will not fail you.

Lord, You are my only hope and help. I count on You, Father. Lead me in the way I should go, amen.

The devotions Dr. Stanley writes always—ALWAYS—speak to my heart and soul. Every one I read. Every day.

I pray each of you has a wonderful Thursday—wherever in this World you are!  I pray your heart is  softened and messes in your life get untangled. (I’ve got a few of my own. Sigh.)


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