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"Let Go! Let God!"

November 26, 2003

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When I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10

The kitten cried pitifully as it clung to a branch high in the tree. The climb up had seemed so simple; the way back down, impossible. Standing on a ladder, the man grabbed the cat with gloved hands. He brought it, yowling and clawing frantically, down to safety.

Sometimes we face situations that look impossible. Even though we do the best we can, sometimes our best isn't good enough. Problems get bigger. Troubles get worse.

With feeble faith we cry, "God, can You do anything to right what's wrong?" We may fail to recognize His answer. We may not like His solution. We protest, "Not Your will, O Lord, but mine!"

Our great God is a loving rescuer. Once He sent His Son to deliver us from our greatest dilemma, the eternal consequences of sin. Jesus suffered and died in our place. We have to trust in Jesus to be saved.

We can entrust Jesus with our other problems, too. We turn our cares over to Him. Prayer changes things. It changes us. We gain faith, wisdom, courage, power, and peace.

God is listening. He answers. He has not promised that we'll have no headaches or heartaches. He does promise to be with us. We know somehow that in all things He is working for our good.

PRAYER: Thank You, Lord, for loving us so much. 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: Ezekiel 27-29    1 Peter 3

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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