Devotion for September 21, 2022

“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.” (Ephesians 4:7)

Mother Teresa is attributed with saying, “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much!” Is that how you feel today? Like there is too much to do and not enough of you to do it? Let Romans chapter fifteen, verse thirteen, percolate in your mind: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.

The way to have peace in the midst of a troubled situation is by staying filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. How do you do that? By developing a spiritual hunger and letting God fill you. He can give you a sense of serenity when you’re surrounded by stress. So, if you’re in over your head today, pray this: “Father, You said no weapon formed against me shall prosper” (see Isaiah 54:17).

I can’t keep the enemy’s weapons from being formed, but I know You will keep them from prevailing against me. You said if I ask anything according to Your will, You will grant my request (see 1 John 5:14-15). You said when I walk in obedience, I will be blessed when I come in, when I go out, when I lie down, and when I get up (see Deuteronomy 28:6; Psalms 1:2; 3:5).

You told me to turn all my troubles over to You and You will take care of me (see 1 Peter 5:7). So here they are! Today I’m standing on Your promises. You said it! I believe it! That settles it! Amen.


Father, fill me with all joy and peace as my trust in You grows, so that I may overflow in Your hope! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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