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Devotions for Life

Guard Duty

Ponder: God’s peace versus worry.
Scripture: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV).
Someone said worry is like a rocking chair – it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Still, most of us (perhaps all of us) must confess that we worry. Jesus said not to do that because God already knows what we need. If we will seek first His kingdom (i.e. His reign over us) and His righteousness (i.e. a right relationship with Him), He will add to us all the things about which we’re inclined to worry.



“. . . or have eaten my morsels alone and the orphan has not shared it” (Job 31:17).
There is a responsibility to those left as orphans, or those we usually render as “fatherless” in all but the KJV, since until a century ago the father was the primary breadwinner. To illustrate the plight of children, in 1852 the New York City population was 500,000 of which 10,000 and more were homeless children.


“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. . .”

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God-Psalms 40:17
Each morning we awaken to go about our daily activities not knowing what the day will bring into our lives. It may be success or it could be failure. Perhaps it will be joy and happiness or it may be pain and heartache. We just do not know what will befall us from one moment to the next. Like Gideon of old we sometimes cry out “Why.” Why this burden or distress? Why this hardship? Why this sickness?