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Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
Mother Nature didn't make me. Fate did not shape me, neither was I just a biological combination of mother and dad in a moment of sexual passion. Nor was I conceived through blind chance.
He is the Potter, we are the clay. He is the one who gives the commands; we are the ones who obey.
Do you know what I've discovered about the Lord? He doesn't give wisdom on credit. He doesn't advance you a bundle of insight....
And I've got news for those who struggle with God's timing. You may not live to see God's time completely fulfilled.
The tyranny of the urgent will always out-shout the essential nature of the important...if we let it.
Worry is assuming responsibilities that you cannot handle. The truth is, they are responsibilities that God never intended for you to handle, because they are His.
Your desert experience might involve caring for an ailing family member or an elderly parent over an extended time, with no help at hand and no relief in sight. Your sojourn in the dry lands might be a stubborn physical condition that keeps you confined.
We've been programmed to think that fatigue is next to godliness. That the more exhausted we are (and look!), the more committed we are to spiritual things and the more we earn God's smile of approval....
The best framework for the Lord God to do His most ideal work is when things are absolutely impossible and we feel totally unqualified to handle it.