First United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 24, 2020
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, one 
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.