Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

God Can Make It Better

In the Word

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).

Of the Word

At times life can be so overwhelming that we feel as if we have fallen into a deep well. We make a few steps of progress, but then we fall down and have to try again. We wonder, “How did this happen to me? This isn’t what I bargained for in life.” We wish our Father in heaven would come down with a quick fix, changing life to the way we want it to be.

The Lord can make it better, but His plan isn’t always our plan. Jesus may not remove the difficulty we face or change the situation that troubles us, but He will show us how to get through it. He will show us a way out of the well of despair we are in. The Spirit knows something we don’t; He knows what is in our future. He knows what is best for us even when we don’t. He knows how to deliver us from our fears.

“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).

Walking with my Lord

Holy Spirit, guide and direct my ways so I can listen and heed Your call. Help me to rely on Your promise to deliver me from the troubles that surround me. In Jesus’ name I cry to You for help. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Comfort from the Psalms. Authors: Marcia Gomulka & Myrna Lou Meyer. 30/30 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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