"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!" - Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG
Thoughts for Today
Jesus never changes. When you climbed out of bed this morning, regardless of how you might have felt, he had not changed during the night. He is trustworthy and consistent. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8 NIV
No matter what your situation, you can turn to Jesus. What choices are you facing? Choose to follow Jesus. … Choose his way, not yours. … Choose to receive his love. … Choose to trust him.
If you do this, you will still have problems and challenges. You may still suffer consequences from wrong choices you made in the past. But you won't have to face any of these things alone. Jesus will always be there—loving you and guiding you.
Consider this …
When you choose to trust Jesus and do things his way, God has room to work in your life. He will help you move on past the hurt or pain or failures of the past. He will give you hope for the future.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Lord, I do trust you. I know you love me and that your plan for me is the best plan. Please keep me on track. In Jesus' name …
These thoughts were drawn from …
Free to Grow: Overcoming Setbacks and Disappointments by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. The purpose of this group study is to help people overcome disappointments and setbacks that have arrested or are presently hindering their emotional and spiritual development. The group study will help participants understand how to be set free so that they can grow and become all that God has designed them to be. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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