Daily Comfort

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June 15

O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things; you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. No one can thwart you! I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount! I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay! — Ps 40:5,17 NET

Does the great, glorious, eternal God ever think of us–of us sinful, unworthy beings? We admit that he may think of our earth, for that is something large enough to be worthy of divine thought. He may give thought, too, to some distinguished man, who rises above the masses, as Mont Blanc towers above the common hills of earth. But here am I, a little child, living in a lowly street in a great city with its teeming millions; surely he never thinks of me. Of course my mother thinks of me, because she is my mother, and she has only me; but God has millions more children; it cannot be that he ever gives any particular thought to me, one of the least of these.

The Bible says that he does! Think of a parent’s thoughts of his child, a father’s, a mother’s thought. Just so, does God love, watch, think, plan, and care for each one of his children.

Then, his thoughts are both loving and wise. He says, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil.” There is not a moment when we are not in God’s thought. He has plans for each life, taking in its smallest events as well as its greatest. How secure it should make Christians feel at all times–to know that God is thinking of us, caring for us!

Daily Comfort - June 15

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