First United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Spiritual Guidance

 

Encouragement

 

 
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
 
                           Hebrews 13:5
 
 
Even when fear or stress challenges you, you
 
need never deal with it single-handedly, if
 
Jesus rules your life. When your life seems in
 
shambles around you, He offers strength and
 
comfort for a hurting heart. God never gives
 
up on you. His love cannot change. Today,
delight in the One who never deserts you.

 

 

Wisdom

  
 
 
She doesn't worry about her family
 
 
when it snows; their winter clothes
 
are all mended and ready to wear.
 
 
                Proverbs 31:21
 
 
While trying to enjoy today, the worry bug
 
pesters you about tomorrow, reminding you
 
of yesterday's unpleasantness. But planning
 
ahead stops that worry bug's incessant
 
buzzing. Think about what you might need
 
in order to survive your next season. Then
 
make a plan to take care of the things
 
you can. Of course, surprises will come,
 
but because you've done what is in your 
 
personal power to do, you can rest and trust 
 
that you and God will face the unexpected
together.                                    

 

Prayer 

 
 
Lord, I don't want to be a quitter;
 
 
but I've tried so hard to be like You,
 
 
and I keep messing up.
 
 
I know You said that with You
 
 
all things are possible,
 
 
and I need to be reminded of that daily.
 
 
Don't let me give up.
 
 
Help me to remember that
 
You aren't finished with me yet.