Devotion for Friday, October 18, 2019

“Who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth,
who makes grass to grow on the mountains. 
He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens that cry.”  (Psalm 147:8-9)

Have you stopped to think of all
the living things that are provided for. 
They do not toil, nor are they concerned for their needs, yet they are
all provisioned.  If the Lord cares for
the creatures in the wild, will He not do the same for you?  Trust in the provision of the Lord and know
that His goodness is always present.  He
who knows your needs has provided for them in abundance.

Lord, help me to see through the unreality of feelings in order to see
the simple truth that You always provide. 
You are good and all that is needed has been provided for.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of understanding
that I may simply see the truth of Your provision and mercy.  Guide me to be thankful that You are mindful
of all that You have created.  Lead me into
a life of praise.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You
have provided the way of salvation.  Lead
me in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in You as You abide in
me knowing that You are creating Your image in me.  Help me to be thankful in every circumstance,
trusting in all that has been provided. 
You have given all that I need. 
Guide me to be thankful for all that You have given.  Amen.