Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
August 22 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 2
Food for Thought: Prov. 2:6-8
No matter what you may be facing today, you can be assured that the Lord will give you the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding necessary to deal with it if you will not panic and will look to the Lord for guidance. As you do so, you can also know with all confidence that He is your Shield and that He guards the paths of justice. He is for justice in your life, and He preserves the way, the path, of the believers, even when the circumstances do not appear to be in your favor at the time. Unrelenting perseverance and faith are what sustains you during those times as the Lord takes you by the hand and leads you through it.
Even when the trials and temptations are regarding sin or a weakness in the flesh, the Lord promises to show you the way out. He says in I Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” Even for situations that appear to have no possible solution, God promises the believer to show you the way out of it. How reassuring!
Even if things are going well and the day is relatively peaceful, it is good to acknowledge the Lord as our source of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, for we cannot predict the challenges we may encounter in the future. He is our Shield, guards the paths of justice on our behalf, and preserves our way. Declaring that in our hearts will cause it to come to the forefront of our minds in time of need, instead of falling into desperation. It’s the wise thing to do.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):