Shepherd Daily Devotional

Trust God

“Like lions, we are built by God to conquer. But…”

All scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

KEY VERSE: 1 Samuel 30:6

As a kid, I was often intrigued by stories of how lions subdued other animals. But as I grew up, I discovered that what I learned about lions were somewhat exaggerated. Though lions are truly among the strongest animals, they didn’t always have their way. I recall how stunned I was when I saw a video clip of a lion being cornered by Hyenas. Indeed, lions are endowed with strength, but they don’t always win due to certain circumstances beyond their control. Like lions, we are built by God to conquer. But life can hit us with a crisis, capable of weakening us.

Just as a lion can be cornered by hyenas, you too can be taken unawares by a crisis. When we are at our weakest point, our ability to bounce back will largely be determined by our relationship with God. I am sure this is one of the points the psalmist was trying to make when he said, “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing”. No matter what you are going through; you can get back on your feet if you would only trust God.

Prayer/Confession:  I sought the Lord and He answered me. Amen.


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