OUR DAILY BREAD 14 FEBRUARY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — When Life Is Hard

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OUR DAILY BREAD 14 FEBRUARY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — When Life Is Hard

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 14 FEBRUARY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

(Friday February 14 2020 )

TOPIC: When Life Is Hard

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Bible in a Year:

Leviticus 15–16

Matthew 27:1–26

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

Psalm 16:2

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Psalm 16

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MESSAGE:

Physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, I curled up in my recliner. Our family had followed God’s leading and had moved from California to Wisconsin. After we arrived, our car broke down and left us without a vehicle for two months.

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Meanwhile, my husband’s limited mobility after an unexpected back surgery and my chronic pain complicated our unpacking. We uncovered costly problems with our new-to-us, old home. Our senior dog suffered with health issues.

And though our new pup brought great joy, raising a furry ball of energy was far more work than anticipated. My attitude soured. How was I supposed to have unshakable faith while traveling on a bumpy road of hardships?

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As I prayed, God reminded me of the psalmist whose praise didn’t depend on circumstances. David poured out his emotions, often with great vulnerability, and sought refuge in the presence of God (Psalm 16:1).

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Acknowledging God as provider and protector (vv. 5–6), he praised Him and followed His counsel (v. 7). David affirmed that he would “not be shaken” because he kept his eyes “always on the Lord” (v. 8). So, he rejoiced and rested secure in the joy of God’s presence (vv. 9–11).

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We too can delight in knowing our peace doesn’t depend on our present situation. As we thank our unchanging God for who He is and always will be, His presence will fuel our steadfast faith.

By: Xochitl Dixon

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Reflect & Pray

How can offering God praise for His unchanging character and wondrous works increase your faith during challenging circumstances? What situations do you need to place in God’s trustworthy hands?

Thanks for being You, Father!

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