Deovtional for Tuesday February 4th

Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Patience”
Our Bible verse for today: “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Our thought for today: “God is the answer.”
Probably the time we need patience the most is when the storms of life are raging all around us and we’re worried and anxious about the future. At such times it’s hard to be patient. We want answers, we want resolution, we want the assurance that everything is going to be alright and we want that assurance now.
During times like that Psalm 46 is a great place to go. Picture a violent storm raging on a high and rocky seacoast. The sky is dark, the wind is strong, there is lighting and thunder and driving rain (The storms of life often feel this way). But there’s the child of God, in a cleft in the rocks, a small cave actually; warm and dry, safe from the storm, a small fire is burning. God is like that. He is our safe haven in the storms of life, and it is with Him that we will discover the patience we need to settle in and wait until the storm passes.
“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil … Nations, rage, kingdoms topple; the earth melts when He lifts His voice. The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.” 46:1-3; 6-7 (HCSB)
When you need patience to simply hunker down and weather the storms of life, you can find it in God. He will be your refuge and your strength; He will provide that safe haven, the shelter in the storm. He will shield and protect you.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
God Bless,
Pastor Jim

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