And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:24-25.

In Chapter 33 of Deuteronomy, Moses is pronouncing blessings upon each of the tribes of Israel.  After leading them for many years, he is now about to be taken away from them.  He makes predictions and promises about what awaits them in the future. I like the last phrase of his prophecy to Asher: “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” In other words, he was telling him that whatever he would face in the coming days, the Lord would give him the strength he needed at the time.

God knew when you got out of your bed this morning what you would face today.  He knew the good things and the bad that you would experience before you laid your head again on your pillow.  He knew what decisions you would have to make, what trials you would face, and what times of rejoicing you would have.  Because of His knowledge, He gave you the strength that you needed for every situation.

Perhaps as you were having your quiet time with the Lord this morning, a scripture stood out to you in a different way that it had before.  You felt that the Lord was right there, equipping you for something.  So, when a trial came, or a decision had to be made, you were already prepared.  The Lord had given you the strength you needed for the day.

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24.

It is so important that we seek the Lord each day, asking Him to guide our steps and keep us in His care as we go about our daily routines.  He knows exactly what we our day will bring, and He will give us the strength that we need if we just trust in Him.  We don’t need strength for tomorrow, for next week, or next year.  We just trust Him one day at a time.  He is faithful and will always be there for us. As our days, so shall our strength be.

“Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.” Psalm 105:4.

Prayer:  Thank you Lord that you have a plan for our lives, and that you know exactly what this day will bring.  We give it to you, Lord, trusting you for the strength that we need.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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