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Will You Be OKay?

On a cross country road trip headed west, I spotted a business called Port Neal Welding, near Sioux City, Iowa. They had a huge sign out front that read: “We are Americans! We are going to be okay.” Their website says they are “known for making the impossible, possible.” Since I am an American and my late husband owned a machine shop, this resonated strongly in my heart.

In last week’s devotion, I wrote about how this world is a scary place, but God has it covered. His Word is chock full of stories of people who lived long before us. There are written records of their life’s journey and how things turned out. It also contains testimonies that show God is ultimately in charge. If we trust Jesus’ work on the cross and allow Him to change us from the inside out, then there is no condemnation or judgment. He does things in our lives that defy human understanding and imagination.

Lord Jesus, “We are Christians! We are going to be okay.” You also are known for making the impossible, possible. You tell us to walk by faith and not by sight. Our life on this planet is only the beginning! It’s but a tiny speck in the light of eternity with You. Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Peace that passes understanding. Amen.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG

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