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February 2, 2021: Trust God

“Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?” (Matt. 6:25, NKJV).

My mom and I were driving home from Washington, D.C. We were in Virginia when our brakes stopped working. Thankfully, my mom managed to pull over into someone’s driveway and stop the car. She didn’t have a phone at the time, and there wasn’t anyone at the property—just two big dogs guarding the place.

Mom said, “Let’s pray!” We prayed for someone to come and help us, but no one did.

I said, “Mom, I don’t think God is listening.”

My mom answered, “God always listens, we just have to trust Him.” So we prayed some more.

A little later, a car pulled up next to us. The man asked if it was OK for him to park there while he checked his car. It had been running fine until he reached that property, and now something was wrong. My mom told him she knew God had sent him there to help us.

Mom used his phone to call my dad. My dad said his phone had just started working again. She would not have been able to reach him if she had called earlier. The man tried to start his car, but it wouldn’t start. It wasn’t until my dad arrived and fixed our car that the man’s car started, and he was able to leave. I think God caused the man’s car to stop working so he could help us.

Dear God, please help us to focus on what’s happening now, not the future. Help us to trust You! Amen.

Chloe Juncal is a seventh-grader at the Manassas Adventist Preparatory School in Virginia.

Read more devotionals:
February 1, 2021: The Patient
February 2, 2021: Trust God
February 3, 2021: What Does it Take to Be a Hero?
February 4, 2021: A Lame Man is Healed
February 5, 2021: When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words
February 6, 2021: Plans That Included Me
February 7, 2021: From Test to Testimony

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