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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"Someone You Can Trust"

August 31, 2007

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

The salvation story of Jesus Christ reaches around the world. So that the readers of our Daily Devotion may see the power of the Savior on a global scale, we have asked the volunteers of our International Ministry Centers to write our Friday devotions. We pray that the Spirit may touch your day through their words.

In Christ, I remain, His servant and yours,
Kenneth R. Klaus
Speaker of The Lutheran Hour

Jenna was restless and dissatisfied. She was missing something in her life but just didn’t know what it was. Her life was perfectly OK. Her family was intact, went to a good school, and had many friends. She had everything she needed. Why, then, did she sometimes feel so empty? She tried filling that gap in many ways. There were plenty of places in the city for entertainment. She had easy access to movies and shopping. There were parties and boyfriends, but those relationships never lasted long. Whatever she tried, wherever she went, it was all temporary relief. Somehow, everything let her down.

Maybe you’ve been in a situation like Jenna. Maybe you wish there was something on which you could rely, someone you could trust and lean on.

If that’s the case, here’s just the thing. Human beings were created for a life with God. Originally, God put humans close to Himself in His garden. But when sin became part of life, it created a separation. Now we will always long for, and strive to get back to, that fulfillment of being close to God. He is the only One who can fill the longing in us. It is the relationship and closeness with Him that we crave.

Only by praying and listening to His Word do we find meaning and fullness in our lives.

Prayer: Lord, I have run to so many things, but nothing can satisfy me the way You do. Take me (once again) into Your arms, and hold me close to You. Amen.

Biography of Author:

My name is Lena Pfitzinger (left in the picture). I was born in Germany and moved to Southern Africa at age 4. I spent nine years of my life in Botswana, five in South Africa, and now my family has moved back to Germany. We moved around so much because my dad was a missionary and is now a pastor.

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Today's Bible Readings: 2 Chronicles 15-16    2 Corinthians 5

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