Unspeakable Joy Devotional

May 20th

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Seeing God in All Things. Yesterday was a scary day for me. I was traveling home from a barrel race in Magnolia, Texas and out of nowhere the truck began to shake and I saw one of my tires fly in front of the truck.  Instantly there was a driveway for me to turn off the road onto. As I walked to retrieve my tire, a man stopped and helped me with my tire. The truck was not drivable and we were able to unhook my truck and he was able to tow my trailer and horses home safely. As I was there at the scene, I realized how God provided everything I needed at that moment. And He went ahead of me and sent someone to help me and my horses at just the right moment.

God is fully aware of every element of our life. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Rather than change our circumstances, God uses things that are presently happening in our life to accomplish His plan. And these things will work together for those who love God. For those who are presently, actively loving/serving God and pursuing His purpose will experience things all working out.

Since God is ever present in our life then we should examine every event, disappointment and present challenge as a God moment. We must keep in mind that God is fully aware of our predicament.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:26-27 Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to pray. That’s the reason the Holy Spirit was given to us to guide and teach us all things. Instead of praying, “Lord deliver me”, pray “Lord show me the greater purpose, help me not to seek deliverance if the greater lesson and glory is for me to endure the course.”

God wants to show us what He can do in the midst of our storms. “….Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b

God hears our prayers and our cries to Him. Do not doubt that He cares and He will help us. We are promised that even in the midst of our storms, He is always with us.

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