A FEW YEARS ago, I was having some troubling days. At the end of one of these, while I was driving home, I saw the most beautiful sunset. I could almost hear God say, “This may have been a difficult day, but here is something especially for you.” I know God doesn’t make sunsets just for me, but in that moment I realized that God is with me during every minute of the day. It is encouraging to be able to say to ourselves, even when the present is most daunting, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
– Wessel Bentley
Facing Financial Struggle
From page 30 of Facing Financial Struggle: 28 Days of Prayer by Wessel Bentley. Copyright © 2010 by Wessel Benley. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Sit quietly for a few moments today and be aware of God’s presence. Share your thoughts.
O taste and see that the LORD is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8, NRSV
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