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“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34 Our world is in turmoil. Every day we hear reports of more people being diagnosed with the Corona Virus. The death toll climbs. Businesses are closing, borders are being closed, travel is limited, and there are shortages of some essential things. Our government has been doing a great job of introducing practices to help break the cycle, and it is our duty to follow their direction. For those of us who are…

The Bible tells many stories of Jesus and His disciples. One day Jesus instructed, “Let us pass over to the other side” (Mark 4:35). A great storm developed before they reached the far shore. Jesus, tired from His teaching, slept in the back of the ship.

Frantic, the disciples woke Him. “Don’t you even care that we’re about to die?” Jesus arose and said, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39).

They had forgotten that it was Jesus’ idea to make the journey. The fact that it was His idea implied they would have a safe crossing.

Storms blow into our lives too. Amid the turmoil and confusion we forget that the Word of God told us, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to remember You control our storms. Today we ask You to speak peace to our hearts and minds.

Devotion by Bonnie Peacock