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God Carries Us

God Carries Us.

All year long there has been a dread of the mysterious COVID-19. I pondered what it could mean for me with my autoimmune struggles. And now here I am—afflicted with this highly mysterious bug that changes daily the toll it is taking on my body. When we are not feeling well, we can long for deliverance, and yet in the midst sometimes we can see concealed blessings if we are willing to. In the struggle, we can forget that God carries us and takes care of us.

Bible Reading of the Day: Deuteronomy 1-3

It should have taken them 11 days, ya’ll. But it took them 40 years.

Deuteronomy 1:2

“2 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir.”

Have you ever wondered why the journey is so long or so hard? The Israelites made the journey longer by their stubborn sin, but God never wastes any part of the journey. Sometimes we are stuck, feeling like there is no purpose to our perpetual journey, feeling like we are making circles around the same mountain again and again like the Israelites. But God was with them and God is with us when we belong to Him.

However long the journey takes or however uncomfortable it gets; we have a God who cares for us in that place. Where are the complaints now when we understand that God is for us and with us?

Scripture of the Day: Deuteronomy 1:30-31

“30 The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt. 31 And you saw how the Lord your God cared for you all along the way as you traveled through the wilderness, just as a father cares for his child. Now he has brought you to this place.’”

Being in hard places is not fun. Just as being sick is not fun. And yet I see God caring for me. I am able to be at home resting. I have medicine to help alleviate symptoms. My husband is home with me, as well as one of my daughters. I have grace from my employers to rest while I recover. God is kind. What journey are you on that seems hard? None of it is wasted, dear friend. Count your blessings and trust God right in the middle of hard. Keep trusting and walking with Jesus. Our God is with us!

Application

  • Sometimes the struggle seems like it will never end. That’s when we remember that our God does care. He does see us.

 

7-Fold One-Year Bible Reading Plan

Day #274: Deuteronomy 1-3

Scripture of the Day: Deuteronomy 1:30-31

Listen: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Deut.1

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