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501. Eternal Strength

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Episode 501

TODAY’S READING

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:5

 

I know that as humans, we may start looking for strength in the wrong place. It is easy to have our hearts turn cold towards the Lord. We may become really angry. We might not understand grief. We might not understand His timing, we may become impatient with the things that we’ve been asking for and praying for, and so our heart may turn cold, and when we do that, we may be looking for strength in other places without even realizing may be drawn nearer to people who are not necessarily feeding us and not drawing us closer to the Lord or those who are not in the same alignment with us. 

 

We may look towards activities that you know do the same harmful activities to our spirit without even realizing that the things that we’re doing and partaking in are not aligning with our spirit. And so my prayer is that we are a people who realize when and if, if and when our hearts ever turned cold, and to knit that right when we catch that. I hope we are a community of people who know that our strength is from the Lord and the Lord Himself. We do have people around us that we can trust, people that we love. I know that God does value community. I know that He created us not to do life alone but to do them with each other. And so, there is value in trusting those around us. But at the same time, we need to trust in the Lord. Those people that we love so much. They’re not the ones that are going to save us. 

 

When we are sick in our bodies, they’re going to be the ones we can trust to pray for us. When we are sick in our bodies and the only real entity that is a healer is our God, and so we do have our health care workers that we love and pray for every single day, and we know that you are guided by the Holy Spirit, we pray that God’s hand is already in your life as you protect those that you encounter and those that you serve on a daily basis. And so we love you guys, our health care heroes, but we know that the Lord He resides inside of you, He guides you, and so that is a strength that we trust. We have to be the kind of people that allow God to work, even when others aren’t working or looking. We need to be the kind of people that trust our Lord to do the things that he says he’s going to do because if he said it, he would do it and if he said it, we need to believe it. And so those are, you know when he says that he is a miracle worker that he is a healer that he is a protector that he is going to protect us and provide for us and so we trust Him and only him.

 

Prayer

Father God that you are our strength, Lord; you are our Protector and our provider. Lord, you have eternal strength, the strength that was there at the beginning of time and strength that will be there through the end of times, and Lord, that is the strength that provides for us on a daily basis. That is the strength of weakness. It’s happened when we need it most. And even on the days that we don’t believe that we have it. We do need it, and we look to you for it. And so we thank You for Your blessing. We thank you for your hand that is over our lives. We ask that you bless his beautiful Monday as we walk straight into this week. We look to you for opportunities. We listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides us. We wait for you to prompt us, and we put all of our trust in You. Lord, if we have bad doctor reports, we know that we have a greater God, and so we surrender that to you. We ask that you continue to bless the health care workers as they are on the forefront of healing the Lord who use their hands to heal others, and so we thank you for that. We thank you for our beautiful homes and our families. We thank you for providing financially. We think you prefer for providing in our relationships and our family units and our growing families word. We love you so much. And is it all in your holy name that we pray, Amen!

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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!

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