Daily Devotionals


A poor widow had two sons. She was extremely consumed with their success and feared that they would fail. Both were self-employed. One sold umbrellas and the other one sold fans.

The first thing she would do each morning was to run to the window to check the weather. If it was raining, she would sigh and say, “Oh, me, no one will want to buy fans today. It’s going to be cool.” And, if it was sunny, she would fret and say, “Oh my, no one will need an umbrella because it’s not raining.”

One day a friend said to her, “Listen, if the sun is shining, someone will buy a fan and if it’s raining, someone will buy an umbrella. The weather is always changing so someone will always buy one or the other.”

Many of us allow the conditions around us to control the attitude that is in us. It’s “what’s out there” that controls “what’s in here.” How unfortunate! We have things backward. When we are “in Christ,” we need to go to Him and ask Him to fill our hearts with thanksgiving and joy for all that we have “in Him.” We have all of His promises available to us in His Word. And, if we accept them and act on them, rain or sun, come what may – God is in control and will give us what we need. “Greater is He who is within you than he who is in the world!”

Prayer:  Lord, help us to see things through Your eyes, and believe that Your care for us exceeds every need we will ever have. May we accept Your promises. In Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture For Today:    Always be joyful. Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17