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Psalm 4:3-4 – But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. (NKJV)
Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! (NKJV)
Have you ever been in a place or situation that you felt was truly hopeless? I'm sure that if we are honest with ourselves, we have all been in that place at one time or another. What is our first response when we find ourselves in a place or situation that we feel is truly hopeless?
I have recently been going through a very rough, dry time. My first response was to feel sorry for myself, and to think only of my deep hurt. After a time of self-pity, I turned to our heavenly Father, Who immediately came to my rescue. I just have to learn every day to trust Him completely … in all situations.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)
Over the last 52 years of being His child, I have found that all that we have to do when we are hurting is to go to Him with a humble and contrite heart, and He well direct our paths and give us the strength to go through our trials. In our humanness, each of us often wants to just think that we are the only ones hurting or going through a particular trial. All we have to do is look at our precious Saviour and see the hurts and trials that He endured for us. That's how much He loves us. So don't ever think that you are alone when going through a trial or a very difficult situation. Be still, and know that He is God of everything. We need to allow Him to do His work in our lives.
Prayer: Precious heavenly Father, we thank You for Your gift of salvation and for welcoming us into Your family forever. Thank You for caring for all our hurts and needs. Thank You for Your Word that gives us strength, encouragement, and guidance when we so desperately need it. Help us to share You and Your love with others. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
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I am praying for you.
Amen to your prayer. God bless you.
May we do just that Gloria. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for a timely message of hope and comfort.
Thank you Gloria, your words are special as we go through life. Blessings.
Your devotional really spoke to my heart Gloria. Thank you.
I really enjoy your devotional “Be Still And Know”.
Hello, Gloria: May God truly bless you as you continue this ‘rough’ path with Him.
We all need this message – I do.
Your words touched my heart and I felt them deeply. Yes, I have too been in those dark places and it is the Lord who lifts us up and carries us. His footprints are everywhere.
God bless and keep you in His loving arms.
Thanks for sharing Gloria,
You are not alone.
Hang in there. Keep the faith. He will not leave thee nor forsake thee.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2 KJV)
Our family and I needed to hear this reminder today. We know, of course, who is the great healer, but the reminder reinforced that knowledge!
Our Lord, while He walked the earth, went through tough times, including the feel of total abandonment by God.
For myself, when I have been out of work, I found it helpful to keep a journal.
There always seems to be various stages or “rooms” that I was walking through.
Eventually, I would slowly come out of this Purgatory, step by step, and get back to work.
In fact, in one year, I went from having no job to having two within a year!
God bless you and keep on writing!
Thank you, Gloria, so much for your devotional today. Wow, did it ever hit home and sure gave me a lot to think about and apply to my life. I love the verse that I relate to as I always pray in my bed every morning before I get up. In my prayer I ask he Lord to help me be a blessing to someone this day. Sometimes it may be obvious, but more times than not I may never know, or I will find out sometime later. My life is an open Bible, and if not, I fail. It isn’t just the words, but how I live.
I live in the high desert and we’re in a dreadful drought in the entire state and are forced to cut back on water use.
God bless you real good, Gloria, and I’ll look forward to more of your devotions.
Good Afternoon Gloria:
What a nice message assuring us we are not the only ones hurting and providing for us the loving shoulder of our Master and Lord to Lean On.
I am always amazed at how busy our Lord must be to have the WHOLE WORLD to care for, yet always there at our becoming call.
Over the years I too have had found myself burdened beyond compare, yet when I went to the Foot Of The Cross and leaned on the everlasting arms, I felt the blessing of knowing Jesus did care and was there to guide me through each day of hurt and despair.
I have heard many times, what does not kill you makes you stronger. Sometimes I wonder, I don’t think I am any stronger, but I am ever so thankful for He who gave me the strength to face another day after losing our son.
A beautiful challenge from the word of God. Your scripture Proverbs 3:5-6 is indeed a light unto my path.
Thank you for sharing how God has helped you through difficult times. It’s always encouraging to hear the faith testimonies of other believers.
Dear Gloria Coffey,
I pray that you will continue to know and trust firmly the goodness and helpfulness of our Lord; These are his words for us:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff’, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:4-6, NIV).
May God direct your paths, and the paths of your loved ones, together.