I opened my daily devotion book. It was given to me by a precious Proverbs 31 Gather and Grow Group in Pennsylvania almost exactly 2 years ago. I was amazed then and I’m still amazed now.
I remember opening this book and turning to the date of the day. As I read the first line I said, “How did you know?” It seemed as if the author of the book knew exactly where to place that day’s devotion because it was EXACTLY what I needed. I hear this from women everyday at Proverbs 31 Ministries. It amazes me how many women read our online devotions and say, “How did you know?” “How did we know what?” I often say. Even though I already know the answer. “How did you know exactly what I was struggling with, exactly what I needed to hear, the exact message I needed from God?” It brings a smile to my face every time.
The truth is, the author and editor of the devotions doesn’t know what we need on any given day. But God does. He knew what I needed today. Today I opened the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and read, “You are feeling weighed down by a plethora of problems both big and small.” How did you know???????
I could write about how amazed I am once again that God knew exactly what I needed today (Because the truth is He loves me that much and would have Sarah Young place that devotion on Feb.19th in her book just for Melissa Taylor. Yep, I believe that. I really do. Call me crazy, but He loves me that much!), but instead I’ll just copy the devotion here for you. It could be that it’s just what you need today too. Because He loves you that much. Here it is:
You are feeling weighed down by a plethora of problems, both big and small. They seem to require more and more of your attention, but you must not give in to those demands. When the difficulties in your life feel as if they’re closing in on you, break free by spending quality time with Me. You need to remember who I am in all My Power and Glory. Then, humbly bring Me your prayers and petitions; your problems will pale when you view them in the Light of My Presence. You can learn to be joyful in Me, your Savior, even in the midst of adverse circumstances. Rely on Me, your Strength; I will make your feet like the feet of a deer, enabling you to go on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:16-19)
How did you know?
Thank You Lord for providing for my needs every day. I love You.