Right now, I want you to know that God has only good plans for your life. He does not have bad plans for you - he never has, and he never will. I know many of you may feel tired and hopeless right now. But no matter how discouraged you may feel, there IS HOPE!
The more you understand God's goodness, the more hopeful you're going to be because hope is anticipating God's goodness.
Everything God does for you, through you, to you, and in you, he does because he is a good God. God's goodness in your life isn't based on how good you are - it's based on how good God is!!
Everybody needs God's goodness. In his goodness, he blesses us with sustenance and balance, resilience and guidance, confidence and assurance, influence and abundance, benevolence and inheritance. He makes it all available to his children because of his grace and his good character.
Remember this when you're going through times of fear, anxiety, and discouragement: God has good plans for you!
Love you and miss you,
Daily Devo WORSHIP WHERE YOU ARE Reckless Love Reckless Love Take a moment and listen to the song "Reckless Love" from the online worship experience this past weekend. We hope it encourages and uplifts you in the midst of your week.
I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, Still, You give Yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God! Watch Now Volunteer Volunteer at a Grocery Distribution Event During the month of July, there are lots of opportunities for you to serve at a grocery distribution event - whether you enjoy talking with people or working behind the scenes, there's a role fit for you. Everything is set up for your safety, and we'll show you everything you need to know! Serve at an Event Near You
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God's Promise and Provision Prevails During Pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Saddleback staff members and volunteers have been able to walk alongside thousands of people in our communities who have fallen on hard times. Since day one of this pandemic, our church has been providing food, resources, and prayer for those who are hurting during these trying times.
Our grocery distribution events have played a crucial role in our effort to treat the "dis-ease" in our communities. These events aren't just about giving people food, they're about giving them hope, support, and a spiritual family.
One of our team members at a grocery distribution event in Anaheim had the opportunity to walk alongside a family facing financial difficulties due to the current economic crisis. While the family was waiting in their car for food, a man got out and said he needed to go to a quiet place because he was expecting a call for a job interview.
While his wife waited in the car, our team member approached her and asked if they were in need of prayer. She explained that her husband lost his job right when the crisis hit Southern California and that they had no money. The couple was losing hope and, even though they believed in God, they felt like "he was too busy to worry about them."
Our team member shared with the woman that, despite the troubles they were facing, God promises to never leave us or forsake us. The two prayed together and our team member told her that Saddleback would love to provide more groceries for them the following week.
About 20 minutes later, another volunteer found that Saddleback team member and said that the couple wanted to speak with him again before they left. When he got to their car, the couple explained that, not only did the man have a great interview, he was offered a job over the phone! The three of them cried and prayed together thanking God for his provision.
*[학습방법]: [1.끊어읽기-읽고쓰기]: 의미어구에 따라 끊어쓰고 의미어구번호표시를 한 뒤 읽기 [2.끊어듣기-듣고말하기]: 의미어구에 따라 끊어쓰고 모르는 부분은 ( ) 표시를 한 뒤 듣고 따라 말하기 [3.끊어쓰기-바꿔쓰기]: 의미어구에 따라 끊어쓰고 어구 옆에 / 표시를 한뒤 부분을 바꾸어 쓰기 [4.끊어말하기-바꿔말하기: 의미어구에 따라 끊어쓰고 //표시를 한뒤 전체를 바꾸어서 말하기