September 6, 2019

Rerun Daily Devotional from July 25, 2017

Brian sent me the following quote that got me thinking: “Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason I have trust issues.”

I get that. Thinking I was biting into a chocolate chip only to find out it is a raisin would be a rude awakening. But those sorts of things happen.

In fact, this is not restricted to cookies. At one time or another, everyone and everything will let you down.

Parents won’t always be there to protect their children. The government cannot pass enough laws to always keep us safe. The stock market won’t always go up. The medical community cannot cure everything. The weather gives sunny days or tornadoes. Droughts happen. There is no such thing as the perfect spouse. The list goes on and on…

But there is one thing that you can always depend on and will never let you down.

King David put it best when he said, “Those who know your name trust you because you have not abandoned any who seek you, Lord.” (Psalm 9:10)

David’s son, King Solomon said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

This father and son give us the key to life which is to trust God in all circumstances.

As you face the challenges of this new day, know that God is with you. You are never alone. And this God that you trust is an active presence in your life.

As Paul said, “If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but have him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?” (Romans 8:31b-32)

So the best advice I can give is to trust God and always take a very close look at chocolate chip cookies to make sure they aren’t raisins. That just about covers everything.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, please help me to put my ultimate trust in you. Thank you for loving and saving me. Empower me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins