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Welcome to my weekly devotional site. These devotions were written over the past twenty years to be  used in my teacher devotion meetings as teacher training tools to help build a team working toward a positive school culture. I pray they are a blessing to you as you seek to find God's best for you and your students. 
 
                Teacher Devotion for the Week of August 17, 2014

                            

                  I CHOOSE TO TRUST YOU IN THIS TRIAL

Proverbs 3:5-6(KJV) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

A new school year can bring changes, frustrations, disappointments, and conflict.  Teachers can become anxious about the year ahead and the anticipated problems that seem to be waiting around the corner.  Slow down; breathe deep; turn your thoughts toward eternal things, not your daily routine.  

Remind yourself that God can be trusted.  Anytime, anywhere, in all circumstances, God is in control.  Are you facing things that seem impossible?  Are you having a difficult time seeing God’s plan or provision in your life today?  Don’t rely on your feelings or your understanding.  Turn to the Word of God—“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”  His Word says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”(John 14:6; Matthew 28:20)

You may not feel God’s presence, but He is there.  You may not see His hand, but He is carrying you.  Acknowledge God as the ultimate, sovereign Father who only does good—not evil.  He can take your ashes and replace them with beauty (Isaiah 61:3).  He can restore what Satan destroys.  He does make all things beautiful in His time!

Trust Jesus and learn to be content right now.  He is your Shelter.  Run into His truth today and be healed of your doubt, your frustrations, and your unrest.  He is our Peace who has broken down every wall.  Learn to lean on Christ, our solid Rock (Psalms 91).

Take one step at a time toward completing the insurmountable tasks before you.  Remember to pray for those who irritate you or have disagreements with you.  Submit yourself to the authority God has placed over you.  Bless each person on your team.   Trust God to smooth things out as you submit to HIS WILL. 

DEAR GOD, I WANT TO TRUST YOU MORE.  HELP ME TO FIND MY WAY OUT OF THE STINKING THINKING THAT COMES FROM TROUBLE AND INTO A LEVEL OF FAITH AND TRUST THAT PLEASES YOU.  I  WANT TO KNOW YOUR WAYS MORE.  DEEP IN MY HEART I HONESTLY KNOW THAT YOU DO ALL THINGS WELL AND THAT YOU ARE DIRECTING  MY PATH TODAY. I CHOOSE TO REST IN YOUR PROMISES.

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