Sometimes there are days where we wonder, “Will I have enough?”
This isn’t just limited to making ends meet. You may ask yourself “Will I have enough strength to get out of bed?” “Do I have enough patience to endure my child or spouse’s flaws today?” “Do I have enough faith and energy to pray or worship?”
No matter where you are, God wants to meet you where you are. And we hope you are blessed by your time with him today using this devotion. Enjoy!
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.LAMENTATIONS 3:22–23
The coronavirus trapped people into panic buying. Like a plague of locusts descending and stripping vegetation bare, so the population flocked into grocery stores and stripped the shelves. I was in Alberta visiting my mother when the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. By the time I returned home several days later, my favorite grocery store was nearly empty. Flour? None. Sugar? Nada. Fresh meat, butter, cheese, milk, peanut butter, beans, rice, pasta—vanished. The sight felt surreal.
As angst began rising in me, the Holy Spirit brought Lamentations 3:22–23 to mind. He reminded me that God’s supplies never run short. His storehouse of compassion is always full. His faithfulness is available in abundance. We never have to wonder whether we’ll exhaust his love. There’s enough to cover our needs and more. Day after day after day, he knows our needs and meets them because of who he is. He is God, we are his children, and we have no need to panic.
What do you need most from God’s storehouse today?
Father, thank you for promising to meet my needs according to your glorious riches.
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us to love.”AUGUSTINE (AD 354–439), bishop of Hippo
Did you enjoy this devotion? There are 89 more where this one came from in Grace Fox’s Finding Hope in Crisis.
Life changes in a nanosecond when storms sweep in, often without warning. With minds barely able to think clearly, we often set our Bible aside. In reality, that’s when we need its comfort and strength most. This devotional is written for those in crisis, for those longing for hope but lacking the ability to focus on a lengthy Scripture passage.
This book contains 90 devotions. Each day’s entry follows a pattern:
- Key VersePause (devotion)
- Ponder (application question or action step)
- Pray (short prayer)
- Relevant quote
This book is for those who are in crisis. This looks different for everyone. For some, it means facing the fallout of betrayal or divorce. For others, it means a cancer diagnosis, the death of a loved one, experiencing job loss or home foreclosure, or watching an adult child make choices that carry lifelong consequences. Some would say that hitting a relationship roadblock with a friend or family member constitutes crisis, while others would say it’s losing their family pet.
Regardless, their greatest need is hope. They need reassurance that God’s love will never let them go, his presence will never leave them, and His strength will carry them through. Finding Hope in Crisis addresses these needs.