Daily Lenten Devotion Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – Psalm 146; Genesis 45:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40 and Mark 6:1-13

Psalm 146 – 3   Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
4   When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.

5   Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD their God,

1 Corinthians 7:32-40 – 32I want you to be free from anxieties.

I know a lot of my anxieties arise from putting my trust in people or things of this world. I’ve learned I can’t trust any politician or political party. All seem to be controlled or guided by self-interests; their own or groups that helped get them elected. Can’t put my trust in the stock markets because it’s only as solid as those who are doing the major investing. It’s guided by the news and reports that come out of the financial sector.

I’ve learned that I can trust a few people but I’d say that each one is a part of the Christian faith. Yet, even these (myself included) are not always faithful to their word.

God wants us to be free from anxieties. Yet, as we put our trust in things or people of this world we will be full of anxiety. It’s only as we put our full trust and confidence in God that we can face the uncertainties of our days. “Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.”

What or whom do you put your trust in? What causes you to be anxious?

Hear today, God saying these words to you; “I want you to be free from anxieties. Happy are those whose hope is in me.”

O God, I do get anxious over many things. I do worry about tomorrow and the tomorrow’s of tomorrow. Help me focus upon you and your love for me, for us. May I put my faith and trust in you who is the Alpha and Omega, the A to Z, the beginning and the end. You have shown me your love. May this guide me and may Your Spirit show me your eternal love given unto me, unto us. Amen.

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