Devotionals

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A Cup of Hot Tea

This morning I carried my daily cup of hot tea to my computer desk and took a long sip. Its soothing warmth seemed to sink clear down to my toes, then spread through the rest of me. It reminded me of God’s love. Even the small comforts of our lives are gifts from our Father’s bountiful hand.

I can see the cup of tea. I can feel its physical warmth and comfort. On the other hand, I can’t see God’s love nor reach out and touch it. Maybe that is why sometimes a minutia of doubt creeps into my mind. Perhaps that’s why my inner soul cries out, “God, please love me and take care of me.”

Then I say to myself, “Silly you. God does love you. He sent His Son to die for you.” I think of all the times God has seen me through hard times. I remember His unseen presence in the midst of dangers and toils. A sense of His unfailing love radiates through my body, bringing calm and peace.

The theme of God’s Word is His love and kindness toward us. Our Father is the very essence of love. He loves mankind, and He loves us individually. Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

The next time life seems to be bearing down on me, I will remember that God loves me and is with me. Even though I can’t see His hand, I will reach up and take it and walk with Him through life’s troubles. My Father’s love and care will keep me until I truly walk with Him in heaven.

“Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26).

Hymn: “Yes, for Me He Careth”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me never to doubt Your love and care for me, even when times get rough. May I always trust in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.