Wednesday Word 6.13.2018

Deuteronomy 2:1-7 New International Version

2 Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea, as the Lord had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir. 2 Then the Lord said to me, 3 “You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north. 4 Give the people these orders: ‘You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful. 5 Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own. 6 You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.’” 7 The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.

You may not feel like God has watched over you. He has. You may not feel like he has blessed your work, but you don’t know what might have been had he not been with you. While you may feel that there have been lean times or times of real want or sadness, God is always there with what you need the most. Grace. We may never be able to gain adequate perspective to see the big picture, but God does. I will put myself in his hands.

Substitute the word “me” everywhere the word “you” appears and “my” everyplace there is a “your” in the last three sentences of this scripture. Read it out loud. How does that make you feel? Personally, I am going to copy that down and carry it with me. God loves us…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki

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