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My God knows what He’s doing! He doesn’t make mistakes!

In the Word

What a God he is! How perfect in every way! All his promises prove true (Psalm 18:30a LB).

Of the Word

It’s Tuesday. The week has barely started and the piles on the desk just keep growing. The phone rings constantly. It’s 2:30 pm and you’ve been “walking backwards” all day. The feeling of “What am I doing here?” replays itself over and over in your head. “I’m not capable of doing this job. It’s too demanding. It’s just too hard!”

… my grace is sufficient for you … (2 Corinthians 12:9a). The phrase keeps running through your head. “Yeah, God, but …” The thought returns my grace is sufficient for you. The Apostle Paul needed to hear those words as much as we do. He experienced a daily “thorn” in the flesh that brought him back to reality knowing it was God working through him that accomplished everything. … for when I am weak, then I am strong — the less I have, the more I depend on him (2 Corinthians 12:10b LB).

Whether it is work demands, child-rearing issues, marital concerns, or health related problems, God’s message remains the same: my grace is sufficient for you.

Walking with my Lord

Lord, help me recognize Your hand leading me each day as I live my life as a witness to Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003–2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 25/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

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

Scripture quotations marked LB are taken from The Living Bible, Copyright © 1971, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187. All rights reserved.

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