Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - August 04, 2008

Good morning,

Our devotion for today comes from Proverbs 23:18 "There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." 

Wherever you are today, meditate on this; it's human nature to fear the future.  After all, none of us knows what's around the next bend.  Life is a series of hills and valleys, sharp turns and bumpy roads.  Sometimes we'll be sailing down an interstate highway, enjoying the scenery, when we hit an unexpected detour that takes us miles away from our destination.  What if we make a wrong turn and get lost?

Don't worry.  God's already been there before you.  He knows where all the ruts and potholes and speed traps are.  If you open His map book, the Bible, He'll show you the best route to take to avoid the worst roads.

You can trust God to lead you every step of the way.  He knows the beginning and the end, as well as the middle of the journey.  He will walk right by your side through every circumstance of life.  And He will never leave you.  There is nothing to fear when you are walking with Him.

There is one catch.  You actually have to listen and let Him teach you.  You'll wander around lost if you refuse to read the map or ask for directions.  So trust Him to lead you in the right directions.  All you have to do is ask!

Have a blessed travel day!

Your brother in Christ,
J. H. Flakes, III


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