Session 6

What changes when we trust God

From Win at Home: A 14-Day Devotional

The news bombards us with possible dangers, from phone scams to burglaries to hackers on social media. No matter our age or stage of life, we don’t have to look long or hard to find something to worry about.

We can take steps to protect ourselves from danger, but the fear is still there. That’s because true peace, the kind that surpasses all understanding, only comes from trusting in God as our source of safety.

When we recognize we are sons and daughters of the Most High, a shift in perspective takes place. We’re able to declare with the psalmist, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’” (Psalm 91:1).

Think about the person who makes you feel the safest, the person you’d go anywhere with. The boldness you feel with him or her on your side is a shadow of the confidence that comes from recognizing God is with us wherever we go.

The worst the world can throw at us — disease, disaster, defamation — was dealt with on the cross. Death has no hold on us, which means we have nothing to fear. We can walk boldly into anything God calls us to.

Sometimes, in our efforts to “stay safe,” we erect walls that keep us from the exact people Jesus called us to reach. Our job isn’t to judge others who think differently than we do but to point others to the cross (Romans 14:13).

We don’t have to have an answer to every question. All we need is to show the same grace, compassion, and care God shows us.

When we do, we become the kinds of people others run to for safety. People who hear without judgment and share without reservation. People who make others feel safe sharing their doubts and fears, their excitement, and their dreams.

Reflect:

  • What do you fear? What keeps you up at night? When we’re afraid or overwhelmed, God invites us to call on Him and He promises to answer us (Psalm 91:15).
  • How does knowing God is with you change how you approach your day today?






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Session 1

We don’t win at home alone

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Session 2

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Session 3

Being present is more important than being perfect

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Session 4

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Session 5

Are you putting off what you desperately need?

Ever been on the receiving end of this text: “Do you mind if we stop by to bring a meal and hold the baby for a bit?”If you’ve ever welco...

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Session 6

What changes when we trust God

The news bombards us with possible dangers, from phone scams to burglaries to hackers on social media. No matter our age or stage of life...

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Session 7

Is the Holy Spirit leading our hospitality?

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Session 8

Generosity always wins the day

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Session 9

Be ready to give a reason for your hope

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Session 10

If we want to win, we have to forgive

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Session 11

Why it’s important to reconcile, not just forgive and forget

Ever notice how the morning after a big fight nothing feels quite right? It doesn’t matter who you blew up at — your roommate, your spous...

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Session 12

The battle for your home is as much a battle for your mind

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Session 13

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Session 14

When you win, so do those around you

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