Security in Jesus

In her devotional, Jesus Lives, Sarah Young writes, “Your security rests in Me alone: not in other people, not in circumstance.” She goes on to say one of the main ways Jesus blesses people is through the loving acts of others. However, we need to remember every good and perfect gift is ultimately from Jesus. Even if it comes to us through human hands.

As I considered this devotion, I saw how we might place our dependence on something or someone other than Jesus. Not only can doing that disappoint us, it can also lead us to worship that something or someone instead of worshiping God.

We needn’t look far beyond the current pandemic situation to understand how quickly our life, people we love, our jobs, and things we depend on can change. Or how quickly they can be taken from us.

Jesus won’t leave. He won’t change. He hears us when we cry out to him. Regardless of how he answers our requests, Jesus provides for our needs in ways which are best. And in the process, we can be assured of his love.

The Lord Will Silently Plan for Thee

The Lord will silently plan for thee,
Thou object of omniscient care;
God undertakes Himself to be
Thy Pilot through each subtle snare.

The Lord will silently plan for thee,
So certainly, He cannot fail!
Rest on the faithfulness of God,
In Him thou surely shalt prevail.

The Lord will silently plan for thee
Some wonderful surprise of love.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard,
But it is kept for thee to prove.

The Lord will silently plan for thee,
His purpose He’ll to thee unfold;
The tangled skein shall shine at last,
A masterpiece of skill untold.

The Lord will silently plan for thee,
A happy child kept in His care
As though no other claimed His love,
But thou alone to Him wert dear.

Emily May Grimes

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)

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I wish you well.

Sandy

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