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"Don't Leave Home Without It"

June 2, 2003

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Psalm 119:11 "I have hidden Your word in my heart."

When life gets tough, we need something more solid to cling to than feelings and emotions. "In time of trial we should rest not on our feelings but on the Word of God" (Martin Luther). God's Word is like the rock of Gibraltar. In it there is help for every need.

The best we can do is to cling to the promises of God. God will always meet us there -- and effectively so. When it comes to power, nothing can match the power of God's Word. It replaces negative attitudes. It gives attitudes that have altitude.

Here are some words to take with you wherever you go. Hold them and they will hold you. "By this I will know that God is for me" (Psalm 56:9). "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31). "My grace is sufficient for you" (2 Corinthians 12:9). "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you " (1 Peter 5:7). "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

The Word is powerful, eternal, imperishable. "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away" (Luke 21:33). Nothing on earth can do more for you than the Word that testifies of Christ, our Savior.

PRAYER: Lord, I want to love Your Word more and more. It holds, it helps, it builds me up. 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: Psalms 53, 55, 58    John 13:1-20

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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