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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday, August 01, 2020

August 1, 2020 CHANGE HAPPENS

Who isn’t a little unsure about our future? Most of us are. Most of us are living a different life that we were living this time last year. Change happens. We never know why there has to be change or understand the timing of the change but we do know things never stay the same. Change can cause anxiety and uncertainty. Difficult times, like we are dealing with now, can cause worry and confusion.

We may never know why changes has to happen but God does. We can rest assured God is in control. He doesn’t cause bad things to happen. It happens due to sin in the world. But He is in control. He will make good from it and we can count on that. He will right every wrong and see that justice is done. While we are waiting on God, we need to stop worrying and start praying with faith that He will make things right. We can have peace knowing God is in control and He will take care of us during this change.

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about your thoughts during these changing times.
2. List the ways God can help you and give you peace.
3. Know God wants you to trust in Him and pray.
4. Remember God will work out good for those who love and obey Him.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we don’t know why all of this is happening in the world right now. We don’t know how much more is going to happen before it gets better. We don’t know when things or if things will get back to the way they were. But You know. You know why. You know when. You know how. And we are so grateful we can come to You with joyful hope of what great things You are going to do in the midst of all this chaos. Thank You, Lord, in advance, for what Your plans are. Help us not to worry but to pray and trust in You during these difficult and changing times. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
God will make everything work out according to His plan. We have His promise on that.

Ephesians 1:11 “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” (NLT)

God will rescue those who love and obey Him from the wicked. We can be sure of that.

2 Peter 2:9-10a “So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment. He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority.” (NLT)

Because we love and trust in God, we know we can cry out to Him and He will hear and He will answer.

FOCUS:
1 Chronicles 5:20a “They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him.” (NLT)
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