Unspeakable Joy Devotional

10th July

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God’s Provision. When you put your faith in Christ, God commissions himself to protect, provide, and care for you. Philippians 4:19 “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” God always provides for his children, though often it is not in the way we expect or hope.

The challenge is for us to see his provision and care, even when it is different than we expect. Because God is God, his ways are higher than our ways. Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” But he graciously gives us insight into what he is doing in his Scriptures.

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, but you may be aware of three of them. Over and over again, Jesus’ disciples missed what he was doing right in front of them. They missed the point of the miracles. The missed the lessons. Which should give us hope for own lack of clarity today.

We may not receive healing in this life, but we will receive perfect healing in eternity. We may not see answers to our greatest prayers in this life, but we will receive fully in eternity. Some days God’s provision and care may seem distant, but it will be ever-present in eternity. We long for our world to stop raging and be at peace, but ultimate peace will only come in eternity.

Our hearts ache under the pressures of this life, but it is only because we were made for another world. We are sojourners and aliens on this earth. 1 Peter 2:9 “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

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