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Unshakable Confidence
Theme of the Week: Keep Focused on the Right Things
Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Key Bible Verses: I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)

Dig Deeper: Psalm 62

If your life is based on the everlasting Rock of God, then you can have absolute confidence no matter what happens. For instance:

  • If you went to college and got a great job, but then lost it in a recession, you can be absolutely confident that God has a purpose for the difficulty and that your life isn't ruined, even though your résumé might be.
  • If you got a life-threatening disease at an early age, you can be absolutely confident God has a plan even in the midst of this extreme hardship.
  • If you married your dream girl, but over the years the stresses of child rearing and work schedules have put tension in your marriage, you can be confident that God will keep you in perfect peace no matter the challenges in your relationship.
  • If you're a father and your eyes are on Jesus and the principles in God's Word, you can be absolutely confident that God is working in the lives of your children.

No matter what life throws at you, it's not your win-loss record that counts. It's your faithfulness.

—Matt Carter and Colt McCoy in The Real Win

My Response: Why should I trust God even when life seems to be throwing all kinds of curve balls my way?

Thought to Apply: It is better to be faithful than famous.—Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the U.S.)

Adapted from The Real Win by Colt McCoy and Matt Carter with Marcus Brotherton (Multnomah, 2013) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.

Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, forgive me when I focus more on success than on obedience; impress on my heart that lasting satisfaction only comes from an ever-deepening relationship with you.

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mark mcclendon

June 07, 2014  3:36am

Wow I like that no matter the score on how much I win or loose it's how faithful I am through it all. I guess God Almighty is not interested in keeping score in my life. Lord, help me to to focus on you more than myself. Amen..Thanks

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Curt Schleicher

June 05, 2014  9:45am

For the same reason that He created you. Because He is the Lord. He is the 'I am'. He never changes from season to season. He will always be there. God is my strong tower in whom i can put my trust. His faithfulness has been proven time and again in my life. And it will be proven to be the compass to rely on this time as well. Lord, direct my family to the house that will best serve you, now and in the future. May it be one that both Bonny & i agree will meet our future needs. In Jesus name I lift up this prayer, Amen.

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