May 18 In Times of Need

Scripture reading: James 1:2–8

Key verse: James 1:6

Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

Fall semester had come and gone without a hitch. However, spring semester was beginning on a different note. A federal grant would pay his college tuition, but he had no idea where he would get the money needed for books and other expenses.

He recalled how God had made it clear that he was to return to school and complete his degree. He prayed, “Lord, I know You have led me here. So I’m trusting You to meet this need in my life.”

He had two choices: give up or go forward by faith. When God leads us along a certain path, our only responsibility is obedience. His responsibility is to work out all the details.

  1. B. Meyer wrote, “Believe that God is there between you and your difficulty, and what baffles you will flee before Him, as clouds before the gate.”

Later, at registration, the student was asked to sign a form for funds he was about to receive. He had been awarded a small scholarship, one that would pay for his books with extra to spare.

No matter how great or small the request may seem, God is always accessible to those who call out to Him in times of need.

Lord, I am so thankful that no matter how small my request, You are always accessible to me in times of need.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2002). Seeking His face (p. 145). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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