Daily Devotional for Friday December 29, 2017


Isaiah 58:11 (NASB) “And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.


I was pinned down by the burned-out attic stairs in a house fire. I didn't think I'd make it out alive. My crew and I were battling a house fire. We attempted to take the attic when the attic stairs came crashing down. I didn't have time to get out of the way and became trapped. Today's verse shares that the Lord will continually guide you, satisfy your desire in scorched places and give us strength. I started to panic which increased my breathing, but all of a sudden, I felt this spirit within me say, “Calm down. It will be okay.” As I began to slow my breathing down, I concentrated on the Lord… that He would guide me and give me strength no matter what happened. Although it seemed like hours, other men began to remove the staircase to get me out. The Lord did guide me and give me strength. In life, we may find ourselves feeling trapped, stuck in a phase of life, and not sure where to turn. Turn to Christ, allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you, listen for His voice, and follow where He leads. He may tell you to calm down, sit still, and know that He is God... and let Him do His work. 


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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