Make a Choice

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Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.—JOHN 14:1 AMP

Some days are full of joy and peace; others are not. When we face the inevitable dark days in life, we must choose how we respond. We bring light to the darkest of days when we turn our face to God. Sometimes we must let in trusted friends and family members to help on our journey toward solving our problems.

David knew much distress and discomfort when he cried out, “God is our Refuge and Strength” (Psalm 46:1 AMP). Matthew Henry’s commentary says of Psalm 46, “Through Christ, we shall be conquerors…. He is a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we ever find the like in any creature.”

Knowing that Christ is at the center of our battles—and that we can trust Him—lends peace and stills the weakest of hearts. Rely on Him to lead you through the darkest days. 

Today's Prayer:

Oh Lord, still my troubled heart. Let me learn to rely on You in all circumstances. Thank You, Father, for Your everlasting love.

Adapted from Strength & Grace: Daily Devotions for Caregivers, a new publication from Guideposts