2014-04-16 / Church

Today's Meditation

Upsizing Trust
From The Upper Room
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Read Luke 12:27-31

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

- Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

“I am excited to see what God has planned.” I heard these words from a co-worker who lost a full-time job and benefits due to company downsizing. Someone who was unsure of where she would be working the next day was at peace — calm and secure in God’s care.

Within a short time my irritation and anxiety with the cutbacks began to evaporate in the warmth of the trust in God that radiated from this co-worker. From her calm assurance in God’s care for her family, serenity drifted to every corner of the once-unsettled office.

I continue to grow from my coworker’s example by exchanging my thoughts of worry for belief. I can trust in God to care for me and my family today and in the future. God delivers peace into the dull routine as well as the most frustrating circumstances.

As I have learned from this experience, a struggling economy — and even downsizing — does not define a relationship with God. Even in the midst of unsettling situations, trusting in God can bring perfect peace.

Chad Elberson

(Florida, USA)

Thought for the Day: How can I show God’s peace today to those around me?

Prayer: Dear Lord, may we learn to fully trust in your care. Amen.

Prayer Focus: People looking for work

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