Today's daily devotion

For Every Need

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne…and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].—HEBREWS 4:16 AMP

A harried caregiver discussed her frustrations with a trusted friend. She was feeling pulled in so many directions. She had responsibilities as a wife and mother, yet her ailing father needed her, too. Guilt gnawed at her heart. Nothing she did seemed to be enough.

After some thought, her friend suggested she discuss her feelings with her family. Were there caregiving jobs that someone else could handle? Could she delegate certain tasks? Was it time for outside help? All were good questions to ponder. But before she did anything, her friend advised her to pray.

God doesn’t expect us to handle every problem on our own—He wants us to come to Him with our needs. Prayer does change things. Our circumstances might not always change, but our hearts will.

When we lean on His promises, we’ll see His hand at work. We can step into God’s care and place our hope and trust in Him. He will change our everyday lives. 

Dear Father, please order my steps and guide me through each day. Give me wisdom as I continue this caregiver’s journey.

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