Psalms 46:1 “Cover for Me!”
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Uh oh! I did it again. I let my frustration show because I forgot to never let them see you sweat. Don’t worry, duck behind God; then, apologize to whomever you barked at, and explain you’ll try to do better. They’ll be amazed at your strength and honesty!
Oh no! I promised to give an answer to that person, and it slipped my mind. Now I’m going to look like an idiot. Quick, ask God for help; then, relax and smile, the world is not going to explode. Get the answer, call the person, apologize and provide the information. Better late than never, and it ends up really helping the person, so much, they forget it was late!
Dang it! That total jerk at the office keeps finding ways to make my day a drag. Hey, catch! Use this godly set of ear muffs; they make everything sound different. When the person tweaks you, be like a politician ignoring the point they are making and just answer with kindness. When they are snide and cynical, completely pretend they were actually nice, and be positive and kind in return.
God really does have all the answers, and He’ll help you for free. You just have to reframe the situations you face each day. Put them in their proper perspective. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember it’s ALL small stuff!!
You’re strong, and you have a refuge and help in God. Trouble? Not for long!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”