Devotional for October 18th

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (Holman CBS)


Sometimes the future seems bright, and sometimes it does not. Throughout our married life, Darlene and I don’t always agree on decisions, the color of the carpet, the layout of a room or the color of the car we purchase, or how to invest our savings, etc. Some discussions are more involved than others. When the path seems unclear, we take additional time to pray, to discuss, to discern the correct path for us and a deeper trust and respect is established throughout the process. The same is true of our spiritual relationship, when we cannot see the possibilities of tomorrow, talk it over with God, listen as well and express your needs. God sees the possibilities for tomorrow, it is our responsibility to listen, trust and follow Him. As disciples, of Jesus, our challenge is to trust an uncertain future to an all-powerful God.  


When we trust God, we should do so without reservation. We can secure our inevitable disappointments of the day to a God who loves and continues to guide our path. Can you place your future into the hands of a loving and all- knowing God? Can you live amid the uncertainties of today, knowing God has your tomorrows? Trust is such a simple word, but it can create a confused direction.    


C.S. Lewis said "We trust not because "a God" exists, but because this God exists."  


I Chronicles 5:20 “He granted their request because they trusted Him.”      


II Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His.”


Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” 


Blessings, Rusty

Everyone is welcome at Archdale Friends Meeting. Each individual is loved and respected. There is that of God in each person and we desire to help each person find the path to Christ and His salvation.