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"In God We Trust"

October 23, 2003

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"Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal." Isaiah 26:4

A young girl awoke from her fitful sleep and cried out in the darkness. Her nightmare had sent shivers down her small frame. She felt alone and helpless. But as she cried out, she heard the familiar sound of her father's footsteps. She saw her bedroom door swing open and saw the face of her concerned father. He stepped to her bedside and gently brushed the hair from the young girl's face. The little girl smiled contentedly. There was nothing to fear; her father would protect her from the dangers of the night.

Our trust in God is similar to the little girl's trust in her father. When the trials of life lead us into situations that are as fearful as the nightmare of a little child, God asks us to trust in His continual protection.

God has always kept His Word. He promised to send the Savior to die for our sins and to rise again, and that promise was fulfilled. Through and in His Word we can see His loving face before us and feel the gentle touch of His hand. We are assured that God will use our trials and tribulations to our advantage. This is the everlasting truth on which our trust can rest.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, we thank You for always being with us and for being our everlasting strength. Amen.

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

Today's Bible Readings: Jeremiah 15-17    Colossians 2

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