What We Believe About God Matters

After Tricia Rhodes's first child, she and her husband wanted another. Years passed and the second child never came.

"I went to God every morning and I heard nothing," she said. "Then one morning as I filled in the blanks of a Bible study, a familiar voice spoke. He said, "Tricia, your pain is not caused by your failure to have another child, but by what you've come to believe about Me: that I'm not good, or fair, or that I don't have your best interests at heart."

One of life's greatest joys is to be able to receive all God allows with peace because we are confident He is both good and trustworthy.

When David Livingstone was exploring in Africa, he was told that a savage chieftain with his band was surrounding their camp. That night Livingstone wrote in his diary: "My plans for exploring this region and opening it up to the gospel are in question. Savage natives are approaching our camp. I am leaning on the promise: 'Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world' (Matthew 28:20). That is the word of a Gentleman of the most strict and sacred honor. I know I can rely upon it." And he lay down and slept in peace, secure in that promise.

Thank You, Father, for loving us so much that we can trust You to keep Your promise to give us what is best.

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." (Isaiah 26:3).