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July 31, 2018 Daily Devotion from Vernon UMC

Devotional at Vernon UMC

Blessed Assurance

31 JUL 2018

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?"
~ Numbers 23:19

A couple of years ago I was going through a really tough situation. I was sitting in a meeting when a line from a song came to mind. The lyrics were:

"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood."

A lone tear rolled down my cheek as I allowed the words to impact my heart. God was speaking to me and reminding me that I was not alone in my situation. He was sitting there with me. I need to be reminded of that truth because I so easily forget. I get overwhelmed by all that is happening within and around me, and I need to hear the reassuring voice of my Heavenly Father. How grateful I am for times such as these. Perhaps you too need that blessed assurance of your Heavenly Father today. Please be assured that no matter how rocky the road that lays before you, our God will never forsake you or let go of your hand.

God emphatically declares that He will not forsake us or leave us to fend on our own. It's as if He knows that for some of us, hearing it once is not enough and He wants to ensure that we have the point. The simple truth is this - God considers us too precious, and loves us far too much, to ever relax His hold on us! Wow - what a powerful truth! God WILL NOT, WILL NOT, WILL NOT leave us helpless nor without support.

Thank you, Lord, for Your promise that You will never leave or forsake me. I choose to take that truth in both hands and walk confidently into this new day before me. Whatever happens today, I don't have to fear, because You are with me. Thank You, Father.

Amen.

Be encouraged and stay strong; be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Peace, Love & Joy

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