“Thanks, Dad!”

Devotional II

 

“Give us day by day our daily bread…”

– Luke 11:3

Can you recall to mind when God has ever failed you? Yes, we can remember times where we have not received what we wanted, but has He ever failed you? The Bible tells us to seek the Lord first, and then everything else will be added. And, if we are taking care of that relationship, we can stand on the promise. If God is Jehovah Jira to us, then what do we have to fear?

Look at the Apostle Paul’s life. When writing Hebrews, he said, “without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Since the time of his conversion, Paul was a man of tremendous faith in his Maker. Of Paul, J. Oswald Sanders writes, “Paul’s faith in God was a childlike, effortless trust that was never betrayed.” How we all need to learn to walk in this way because Jesus Himself said, “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” It is that childlike trust in the Lord that He is pleased with.

You and I, made in God’s image, are more valued in His eyes than any of His other creations. What a privilege that is! Even with all our faults, fears, doubts, and sins, Jesus went to die on the cross for us. And, if He was willing to do that, then why should I ever worry about the smaller things like the necessities of life? If the Bible is accurate, and I believe every Word, then I know my God has no limitations. That being the case, He is worthy of my limitless trust. Remember to take a moment and thank the Lord for what has been provided for in your life today.

“We should never forget that in any case theology is for doxology: the truest expression of trust in a great God will always be worship, and it will always be proper worship to praise God for being far greater than we can know.”

– J.I. Packer

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