“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea” (Psalm 46:2).
We all have friends who will stay to help us with homework and/or after-school sports. These friends are nice, but they can never be as good a friend as God. He will help us no matter the circumstances. Verse two of Psalm 46 is a good example of that.
In the Bible, there was a man named Paul. He traveled all the time to different cities and areas. He was liked by some people, but others would rather see him in prison. He was in and out of prison all the time just for proclaiming God’s Word. One time when he was in prison an earthquake struck, and the prison was destroyed. The guard who was in the prison was about to kill himself and Paul stopped him. The guard said he’d rather die there than be tortured because he’d let the prisoners go. Paul told the guard not to worry because all the prisoners would stay. After this event, the guard told his entire family what happened and they all ended up being baptized by Paul.
This is another good example of God watching over His children: He made sure all the prisoners stayed so that, in the end, the guard’s entire family could come to the faith.
Dear Lord, Thank you for always watching over us. We always sin against you, and yet you still care and provide for us. Please forgive us and keep providing for us in our daily lives. Help us always to live the way you tell us and to always be thankful for your gifts. Amen.
–Devotion written by Luke, grade 8, Trinity Lutheran School in Monroe
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