Today's Word of Encouragement

This Much I Know

April 27, 2020


Saturday, April 25, 2020

    Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in (1 Kings 3:7).

     Nancy and I pray every day for the leaders of our nation and state, that God would give them wisdom to make the right decisions regarding the Coronavirus pandemic – when to ease up on the quarantine, how to restore the economy, who to help in this time of need, etc. Meetings have been held between the President and the Governors and the health officials, trying to figure out what no one we don’t knows – how long this crisis will last, what more can we do to ‘flatten the curve’ and how many people will eventually be affected by it. All kinds of ‘models’ have been produced with ‘best guess’ scenarios, but no one really knows, right? Wrong. God knows. “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

     I don't know about tomorrow

     I just live for day to day

     I don't borrow from the sunshine

     For its skies may turn to gray

     I don't worry o'er the future

     For I know what Jesus said

     And today I'll walk beside Him

     For He knows what lies ahead

     Many things about tomorrow

     I don't seem to understand

     But I know who holds tomorrow

     And I know who holds my hand

Thank you, Ira Stamphill, for reminding us that the Lord knows our tomorrows. He knows how to deliver His people out of the trials they are facing. He knows what we need, when we need it, and why we need it. My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen (Philippians 4:19-20).

Pastor Martin

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