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February 14, 2021: Now That’s Love

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take” (Prov. 3:5–6, NLT).

Becoming a widow has presented challenges that require my total dependence upon God. It set me on a journey that I never expected to take, nor would I have chosen—but God is in control. I said, “OK, Lord. Take it all, but please don’t let my car break down.”

One day, I noticed my vehicle inspection was overdue, so I scheduled an appointment to renew my sticker. During the inspection, they also took care of a rattling sound that the car was making and ran a diagnostic test for a “Check Engine” light. When they finished, the repairs were more than $1,000!

I could feel the emotions welling up inside of me, and I managed to suppress them until I got into my car. I was ready to flood into tears, when I was startled from within. Who do you know that is bigger than all of this? a voice seemed to say. “You are, Lord!” I exclaimed.

After a moment’s pause, I continued, “And since You are and You are accountable for widows, I release this car back to You. I haven’t the funds, but all the money in every bank is Yours, and all the cars on a thousand lots are Yours too! I trust You!”

What a weight that flew off of my shoulders! As I was leaving, tears of joy welled up inside me as I realized I was loved so divinely, that I could truly love and trust the One who loved me so. That’s love!

Thank You, Lord, that You love us and are bigger than our fears. Amen.

Deb Zuch is the teacher’s assistant at the York Adventist Christian School in Pennsylvania

Read more devotionals:
February 8, 2021: 'I Will Give You Rest'
February 9, 2021:  A Foggy Start
February 10, 2021: No More Sea
February 11, 2021: He's Preparing a Place
February 12, 2021: Hoping for a Future
February 13, 2021: A Search for Peace
February 14, 2021: Now That's Love

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