During World War II a Marine was huddled in his foxhole. He had not received any mail for weeks and was feeling lonely and afraid. One day, with bullets flying overhead and bombs bursting all around him, he was handed an envelope. Excited and joyful, he immediately opened it, expecting some encouraging words.
Unfortunately, it was a statement from a collection agency that read, “If this invoice is not paid in full within five days you will be in serious trouble.”
We often experience days that are filled with one difficulty or disappointment after another. Wherever we look, we seem to be under attack or in trouble.
But every difficulty becomes an opportunity for God. With His Spirit in our hearts, His Words in our minds and His angels around us, we know that His presence will sustain us.
Seek the Savior, and you will have His strength for life’s battles, His courage for life’s conflicts and His presence amidst life’s pain.
Prayer: Father, there are days when we all feel the stress of life’s battles and the loneliness of being abandoned. In the midst of the darkest days and the longest nights, may we learn to place our trust in You for our salvation: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 18:25-32 With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.