Devotional for September 1

Isaiah 41:10New King James Version (NKJV)

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

We are Americans constantly seeking approval from the world. Our bosses, friends, co-workers even our enemies. Yes, we want to please, everyone except our God who strengthens us, sends us air, water, food, love, shelter, encouragement etc. All God wants in turn is for us to share our love, encouragement, food, shelter, etc.

We are dismayed beyond all belief when we hear God loves us. Yes, we self-centered, greedy, back biting approval seeking Americans that cannot fathom the depth of the love of God. Let us learn to accept the love God has for us, be powerful in his word that strengthens us. Allow Him to help us. Then God will uphold us with His righteous hand!