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VERSE:
My comfort in my suffering is this: your promise preserves my life.
— Psalm 115:50

THOUGHT:
When the psalmist says that God’s promise “preserves my life”, it gives us the picture that whatever suffering he was experiencing at the time was life altering. The only thing holding him together in the midst of the trial was God’s promise. Faith in God’s word is like the roots of a tree. The deeper the roots go, the stronger the tree is. When winds blow at hurricane speeds, the only thing holding the tree in the ground are its roots.

APPLICATION:
Whenever going through trials of any kind, find scriptures that deal directly with your current situation. Let the roots of faith in God’s word go deep in your heart. Meditate on them and find comfort in your suffering, knowing that God’s word preserves life. When the storms pass and you find yourself standing firm, praise God for His goodness.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have given me so many promises to stand on through your word. I pray that the roots of faith in your word would rest deep in my heart so that I can stand firm through the storms of life. I thank you that through faith in your word, my life is preserved. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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