Thursday, April 12

Jesus Calling - April 20th, 2022

Jesus Calling: April 20th

DO NOT BE AFRAID, for I am with you.  Hear Me saying Peace, be still to your restless heart.  No matter what happens, I will never leave you or forsake you.  Let this assurance soak into your mind and heart, until you overflow with Joy.  Though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, you need not fear!

The media relentlessly proclaim bad news: for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  A steady diet of their fare will sicken you.  Instead of focusing on fickle, ever-changing news broadcasts, tune in to the living Word- the One who is always the same.  Let Scripture saturate your mind and heart, and you will walk steadily along the path of Life.  Even though you don’t know what will happen tomorrow, you can be absolutely sure of your ultimate destination. I hold you by your right hand, and afterward I will take you into Glory.


RECOMMEND BIBLE VERSES:

Mark 4:39 NLT
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.

Additional insight regarding Mark: 4:38-40: The disciples panicked because the storm threatened to destroy them all and Jesus seemed unaware and unconcerned. They faced a physical storm, but storms come in other forms too. Think about the storms in your life - the situations that cause you great anxiety. Whatever your difficulty, you have two options: You can worry and panic and assume that Jesus no longer cares, or you can resist fear, putting your trust in him to be by your side and to help. When you feel like panicking, confess your need for God and then trust him to take care of you.

Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
6 So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Psalm 46:2 NLT
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

Psalm 73:23-24 NLT
23 Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. 24 You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny.

Additional insight regarding Psalm 73:23-25: Asaph declares his confidence in God's presence and guidance. From birth to death, God has us continually in his grip. But far more, we have hope in the Resurrection. Though our courage and strength may fail, we know that one day we will be raised to life to serve him forever. God provides our security and our eternal life, so we must cling to him.


Previous Date's Daily Devotional:
April 19th

Next Date's Daily Devotional:
April 21st

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