Run to God’s Word (A Devotional)

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Are you a confident woman? Struggle with knowing who you are in Christ?

In Joyce Meyer’s devotional, The Confident Womanshe provides daily doses of Scriptural encouragement.

Learn to address challenges women commonly face, from confidence and self-image to building strong relationships.

We wanted to share one of those devotionals with you.

Run to God’s Word

You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:7-8 AMP

“What if” can be just as devastating as “if only” – if the “what if” is applied in a negative manner. Negatively anticipating a future experience is potentially more devastating than actually experiencing the problem.

I have a friend who was so afraid she would get heart disease that her doctor told her she was experiencing symptoms of stress induced by her fear of getting heart disease. She created her own problems by living in “what if.”

Anyone could be miserable with that kind of thinking. She needed to choose to think differently. She had a stronghold of fear in her mind, but she could renew her mind through studying God’s Word and meditating on it.

Often, people want their problems to vanish, but they are not willing to do what they need to do to help themselves. We all have fears in life, and they will show up from time to time. But we can respond, no matter how we feel.

A Prayer for You: 

Lord, I am so glad that You are my hiding place and that You have the power to preserve my life. I rest in the shelter of Your wings. Amen. 

How are you running to God’s Word in your life? Leave a comment below to inspire others with your story.