I am sharing a Devotional that I posted on Facebook in 2013. How appropriate these words of encouragement are for our present health and economic crisis.
Although we are living in perilous times, never forget that God is and always be in control. Pray, Believe, and Wait on the Lord! Sonya Johnson Ruiz RN
Today’s Devotional–Experiencing GOD Day-by-Day–by Henry T. and Richard Blackaby
Not One Word Has Failed
And you know in all your hearts and in all your soul that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed. JOSHUA 23:14
Near the end of his life, Joshua took time with the Israelites to review all that God had done for them since they first began following Him. God had given them an impossible assignment: to conquer a foreign and hostile land with fortified cities and armies more powerful than their own. The Israelites were to go forward with nothing more than God’s promise that He would go with them and take care of them. Now Joshua looked back over their experience and reminded the Israelites that God had kept every promise. They had experienced numerous victories and had enjoyed God’s provision for every need.
Sometimes hindsight gives us a clear picture of how faithful God has been. We are tempted during a crisis to wonder if God will be faithful to His promises. We focus on our problems, and our trust in God begins to waver. Twenty-four years after God promised Abraham and Sarah a son, they were still waiting on God to fulfill His promise. But in the twenty-fifth year, Abraham and Sarah could look back and see that God had been faithful. As David was fleeing for his life, he may have been uncertain how God would keep His promise to make him a king. But at the end of his long and prosperous reign, David could review how God had kept every promise.
You, too, can rely on God’s faithfulness. Are you in a crisis? Hold to the promises of your Lord! He will not forget His promises to you. Look back over your Christian life and recount the many ways in which God has been faithful to His word.
The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1
God, we pray for our faith to be strengthened. We believe that you love us and will supply all of our needs according to your plan for our lives. Please protect us from the ravages of this disease. We ask this prayer in the Name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Sonya Johnson Ruiz RN
Beautiful photo from my niece, Kristy.