Day 2: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
We invite you to join us for a 21-day adventure that will guide you through the rough seas of confusion and uncertainty that we all face. At the end of our 21 devotionals, it is our prayer that you will find your confusion replaced by divine clarity and the God-given ability to make wise and destiny-changing decisions.
Every day for the next 21 days, we will start with a reading from God’s Word, the map that helps us navigate the ocean of indecision and find divine direction.
THE DIVINE MAP READING
Navigate Isaiah 43:2-3 (MSG)
“When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end— Because I am GOD, your personal God, … your Savior….”
You only have to turn on the news to know that we live in confusing times. For most of us, the confusion isn’t just out in the world – it’s in our own lives. But, God offers divine direction that gives us hope and clarity even when we’re sailing through uncharted waters. In fact, I’ve discovered God uses confusing times and the storms of life to show us how we can trust in Him. You are not alone. God is with you. His Word offers us His promise that when we’re in over our head. He said, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, God promises, you will not go down! When you’re between a rock and a hard place, you can take courage – it won’t be a dead end! How can we be so sure?
Because I am God, your personal God, your Savior!
Each one of God’s promises become an anchor for our soul that keeps us firm and secure and leads us through the storms of life. More than just a moral compass, God’s Word offers us divine direction in confusing times! But, we have to mix the truth of those promises with faith in the One who made them!
To claim God’s promises, we must pray. God always keeps His word! Read today’s promise again, slowly and prayerfully. Allow God to speak into your own confusion with clarity and direction. You may not know exactly how everything will work out, but you will experience His peace that passes all understanding. God never called us to take the lead; He called us to follow Him. As your trust deepens in how much God loves you and cares for you, a calm will quiet your troubled heart with the assurance that your Heavenly Father is watching over you.
- Write down the promise you are claiming. What is God showing you through today’s Bible reading?
- Put the date beside it. Be specific and log what happens next. Make a connection between what you are praying and what God is doing around you. How does His promise to be with you as your personal God give you greater peace?