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As I shared Monday, at my amazing church,  Pastor Charissa Morgan challenged us with some great words.  She shares that it is commonly thought to take 21 days to make or break a habit.  She sent us out with a 21 Day Devotional written by her very own co-laborers in her family in Christ.  She is believing that this devotional will be the launching pad God uses in individual lives to catapult each one into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Using this platform, I am sharing the first 7 days of devotions in this 21 day plan.  I pray you will enjoy each day’s insight from different authors.  You can go to the web page at  gracecommunitysalem.org to learn more about our amazing church family at Grace.

Day 3: He Cares

By Keith McDonald

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”   1 Peter 5:7

At this stage in my life it seems that all I can think about is retirement and what this may or may not mean to me and my family.  There is so much uncertainty in this major life change that it is easy to become overwhelmed and worried about every detail.  As I was crunching the numbers the other day to decide if I was destined for the poor house, the Lord promptly checked me and asked me “Are you going to spend your remaining years worrying about the future or will you trust me to take care of you, as I have promised I would do, and live with joy in the here and now?”

It is easy to serve the Lord when times are good and it costs us nothing to hold our faith.  But there are times when we grow weary, when we feel defeated, when it seems the circumstances of life will surely overwhelm us.  It is in moments like these that we choose between dealing with life in our strength or remaining dependent on the Spirit of God to lift us above the cares of the world and carry us through.

God cannot lie, His promises are true.  He said in 1 Peter 5:7 that He cares for us and He asks us to turn our cares and worries over to Him.  With all the uncertainty that we are facing today, there is no better time to heed these words and choose to let God show us that He will do what He has promised.