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I wanted to share a devotional below to encourage us in our walk. This fits exactly with our current study on TRUSTING GOD and will help us as we pray for Angela's surgery for cancer today and my Mom's surgery for cancer on the 28th. Here's the devotional.................................... Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Great Is Thy Faithfulness

He who calls you is faithful, who also  will do it.. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

In his book about preaching, Pastor Charles Bugg recalls a day when he didn’t feel like giving the sermon. His son had been diagnosed with a critical illness and had suffered radiation treatments and surgeries. Pastor Charles, overcome with fear and fatigue, wasn’t sure how he could stand in the pulpit. “I have no energy to preach,” he told himself as the congregation opened the service by singing, “Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God our Father. There is no shadow of turning with Thee.”

Recommended Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
“That wasn’t a new song,” recalls Charles. “That Sunday, however, those familiar words became manna from heaven. I was tired; I was anxious; my faith in God was brittle. If preaching that day depended on my feelings, I could have the benediction and go home. Singing that song, though, was a searing reminder…. I was singing about a God whose faithfulness changes not.”1

The constancy of God in every situation allays our fears. He who calls us is faithful. He gives us “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.”

God is faithful, and that trumps all our problems, tears, tragedies, and the very prospect of death itself. David Jeremiah

1 Charles B. Bugg, Preaching and Intimacy (Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 1999), 26