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"Trust in the Lord"

February 15, 2003

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Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will do this."

The Lord invites us to place our confidence in Him and in His power to act. We can put all our problems, concerns, and burdens upon Him to bear them for us.

But that often does not satisfy us. We still want to manage everything by ourselves. Instead of peace and security, we experience anxiety, and our human heart is filled with unrest and fear. When cares and troubles multiply and weigh heavy upon us, or afflictions of one kind or another strike and bother us, we become alarmed and insecure about the future and wonder how we shall manage.

How precious the invitation then becomes to go to the Lord with our problems and to commit our way to Him! We can place ourselves into His hands and rest assured that He will take care of us, for we are His children whom Christ has redeemed.

The reassuring appeal, "Fear not," occurs about 300 times in the Bible. Over and over God bids us to confidently place our hand in His and walk with Him in full trust of safety and care. When we stay close to the Lord, our fears will vanish and our heart and soul will be strengthened on our way.

PRAYER: Our faithful Lord, thank You for the gracious invitation to walk with You in safety and companionship on our way. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Exodus 21-22    Matthew 27:51-66

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