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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

In times of horror and disaster, people routinely ask, "Where is God in all of this?" In reality, we often leave God at the periphery of our lives and look for him only when we are desperate and have no other options. We make our life messes, rebelling and ignoring his truth, then want him to bail us out. At the same time, as God pours his blessings into our lives, we forget to give thanks for his grace. When things are going well, we seldom say, "Where is God in all of this?" He's right here blessing us! Let's praise him for his goodness! God pleads with us to turn to him and seek after him in good times and in bad. Not only will we find him, he will return to us and walk with us.

My Prayer...

O God, please forgive us for seeking our own way. We confess that we often wander from your ways. Even while the Bible is readily available to us, we often squander the opportunity to hear you speak from your Scriptures. Even as we have so many opportunities to praise and pray to you, you sometimes only hear from us when we have gotten ourselves into insurmountable problems. Father, I confess that I have let my relationship with you slip and have not pursued your presence in my life as much as I could. Please be with me and with us as we seek you and your presence daily! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to [email protected].

Today's Verse Illustrated

Inspirational illustration of Malachi 3:7