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A Daily Devotion for Monday, November 21

Jeremiah 17:7-8

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,

whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water

that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes;

its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought

and never fails to bear fruit.”

We can't count on God to make us rich or trouble- free, or even healthy. But, we can trust in him to help us through life. He will not fail us if we ask for help. I believe this is what is being said in these verses from Jeremiah. "It does not fear when heat comes". We know things will happen that challenge us, bring us pain, even break our hearts. But we know fear is useless, and trust in God brings peace.

Almighty God, I don't expect a perfect, painless life. But I do trust you to be with me and to help me. When I especially need your guidance, your peace or your forgiving ear, you do not fail. My goal is to live in that trust 24:7. I am thankful. Amen

Becky, transforming

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