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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, July 7

Matthew 6: 25-27

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “

I have gone to this verse many many times in my life for comfort. Accepting our situation is sometimes a bitter pill to swallow. Accepting risks inherent in life may be frightening. Just having children and loving them intensely can feel like standing on a cliff at times. Ultimately, we are not in control. There is often little to nothing we can do to change our situation. But we can always turn to God, who loves us, and wants us to be at peace.

Father God, you are with me always. Your Spirit dwells in me, and I need only turn and ask for peace. Help me to remember. Amen

Becky, transforming

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