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Devotional - Sunday, January 1, 2017 1/364 - Week 1

Today's Scripture: "Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance." Acts 7:11 

5647. Hard times are relative to what you call good times. JG


See it.

Survival kit

Live it.

Hard times are defined in different ways depending on whom you are speaking. For instance, to some it would be having no food to eat and to others it would be forced to eat certain foods. To some it would be having no transportation and to others having to drive rather than be driven. To some having no place to sleep would be hardship, while others would find having no drugs to induce them to sleep unbearable. The one thing that everyone will agree as intolerable is losing "everything" and being unable to plot improvement.

Every week I speak to different men who have lost everything and have resorted to asking for help to get back on their feet. Don't feel sorry for them. I doubt there is anyone who is prosperous who hasn't bottomed out, but owe their rebound to someone helping them. I also recognize that many of street people, some call homeless, have the potential to be successful but prefer their seemingly helpless lifestyle. To most people, survival is staying alive by any means but to the believer it's depending on God for everything regardless on the mountain-top or the valley. On whom are you leaning?

Pray it.

You are faithful, God, and Your mercy reaches from the top to the bottom of where I am.


Keywords: Hardship; Trouble; Needs

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
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