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기독교서회
Daily Devotional
2019. 08
14
수요일
GOD’S MYSTERIOUS WAYS
Isaiah 40:28-31

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. — Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)

When I started off on my morning walk, it was a bright and sunny day with no hint of rain. I walked through the hills and valleys enjoying the beauty around me — the wind whipping up a wonderful dance of leaves and the crescendo of crickets chirping. Then, without warning, the weather changed, bringing a heavy rush of showers. Disappointed that the rain had disrupted my walk, I ran to take shelter in a small building by the wayside. As the rain continued, an elderly man joined me to escape the rain. We began to talk about the town where we lived. As a longtime resident of the town, he recounted many interesting stories of how it had changed over the years. When the rain stopped, we parted. While walking home I realized that just as the rain had come unannounced, new perspectives about life can arrive in unexpected ways.Life is unpredictable, bringing difficulties to each of us. At first problems seem a burden, and we might want to curse our circumstances or blame God. Sometimes roadblocks lead to small miracles — or at least insights — that can shape our understanding, helping us to know God in a new way and to trust God more fully.

Prayer |

Dear Lord, help us to see that hindrances to our plans can bring us closer to you. Amen.

Thought for the Day |

Unexpected encounters can give me insights from God.

Prayer Focus |

LONGTIME RESIDENTS OF MY TOWN

Writer |

Palakunnathu A. Mathew