Your heavenly Father loves you and wants to give you His best. He allows you to make money to use for His glory. He gives you opportunities to serve Him. He sometimes allows problems to test you and make you strong. He also sometimes says no because He wants to protect you.
Today, thank your heavenly Father for the good things He’s given you—not just money and material blessings, but all the good things such as health, family, a sound mind and freedom to worship Him. Life offers us plenty of strife—because strife is inevitable in an imperfect world peopled by sinful human beings. In the midst of strife, our Father offers us good gifts because He loves us.
You probably have concerns that seem big and important to you now. Perhaps your concerns are “childish” to our heavenly Father, but He doesn’t put us down because we act like children. We are His children, and He loves us. He wants our lives to be abundant (see John 10:10). Whatever problems or strife you are facing, step away and wait on your heavenly Father. You need only to ask.
Pick up the complete Devotional, “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer” by Dr. Elmer Towns, in the C3 Church Cafe or online.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 37
Memory Verse: “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (Ps. 37:4, NKJV).