We establish your kingdom, Oh Father!
28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 1:18
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:14
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
It is important to learn to look at our problems in the light of God’s power instead of looking at God in the shadow of our problems.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Sometimes we feel as though we don’t understand ourselves. But God’s understanding has no limit. He understands us fully. If you’re feeling troubled and feel like you don’t understand yourself, remember that God understands you perfectly.
According to Acts 14:15-18, Paul and Barnabas explained to the people of Lystra that God never leaves Himself “without testimony.” That rain from heaven and crops in their seasons, for example, are evidence of His goodness. If you are ever in doubt about God, just look around and you will see plenty of evidence that He is at work in the world.
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
The peace of God surpasses all understanding. Let God’s peace guard your heart against anxiety today.