Matthew 8:18-34

Passage – Read or Listen

I hope God will bless your day and continue to validate within you the beliefs that bring you to devotion. In today’s passage, we get to read about how Jesus continues to perform miracles and provide inspiration. He’s big enough to encourage confidence and comfort; calming our most stormy days of doubt and fear. Think about fears you are facing now or that you have faced in the past. Remember times that God has helped.

When entering uncharted territory, here are some points taken from a sermon of my Pastor Steve Ramsdell that we can apply: Give up control, expect God’s blessings, confront life’s storms, trust in His plan, depend on God, and plug into His power.

Think about fears or difficulty you are facing now and understand that you don’t have to go through anything alone. Let God know that you have confidence in Him. Pray for a plan and the will to execute the plan with His help. Progress multiplies beyond even the effort put in when God is leading and we are responding collectively as empowered believers to fulfill His purpose.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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