Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/21/16

This week’s scripture is from 1 Peter:

Prayer bowing low (2)“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand …”  (1 Peter 5:6a)

When we come to the Lord through Christ, we do not belong to ourselves anymore, but we belong to the Lord and He dwells in us; we are His. Yet old habits are stubborn. When we think we can do life without God, when we think we can do it ourselves, or when we don’t think, but just try to do it all on our own as we used to do, we are not listening to our Father.

We make our lives more difficult than they need to be when we don’t remember to humble ourselves before Him. We get impatient or go rushing about, and it doesn’t work out, but when we let God be in control, He will work everything out, in His good time. When we bow before Him and turn everything over to Him, then we can rest in the assurance that He who loves us, who gave His life for us, will work all things out for our good, for He is good and all He does is good.

May you humble yourself before God’s goodness and be blessed.

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