Today's devotion is based on 1 Peter 5:6,7: "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
"I need help." are three of the most challenging words for anyone to say. They are a humble confession that I have limitations. I am not strong enough. I am not smart enough. I am not skilled enough. I am stuck and cannot see a way through this. But these three words are some of the most liberating words for anyone to say, especially when we know that they are said to can provide the help we need.
God can do anything by the power of his mighty hand. Picture Jesus reaching down to grab Peter's hand as that experienced fisherman floundered and flailed for his life in the Galilean Sea. Picture Jesus, at the appointed time, stretching his hands on the cross to die for a world of helpless sinners. So, go to God when you need help. He cares for you. It is who he is. It is what he does. Let him take care of it for you. At the proper time, he will help you. That is his promise.
Please pray with me: Gracious Lord, you are my capable and caring God. Please help me to humble myself before you, trusting that you will help me at the perfect time, in the perfect way. Amen.
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