I am like a sheltered olive tree protected by the Lord himself. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
—Psalm 52:8 (TLB)
Turn to your Bible and read the wonderful stories of men who were alone in godless surroundings but who, by the help and presence of the living God, made a marvelous contribution to their own times. Joseph was surrounded by sin and intrigue in Egypt. His master’s wife tried to seduce him. He was tested by imprisonment, but through it all he trusted in God and sought to know and do His will; and he stands today as a wonderful example of the keeping and strengthening power of God in the heart of a man who believed in Him.
Prayer for the day
In the dark days, I will put out my hand and You, loving Lord, will be there.
By Billy Graham.