Our Daily Elder Devotional: Genuine Faith

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

Today’s devotional comes from “Every Day in His Presence” by Charles F. Stanley.

Genuine Faith


Isaiah 41:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold youwith my righteous right hand.

Many people who think they have faith in God are actually dominated by fears and doubts-overwhelmed by the circumstances of their lives.  Are you?  What is it that makes you anxious today?  Is there something you fear you’ll never er achieve or receive?


Understand genuine faith means realizing God wants to provide His very best for you and will not let you miss it as you walk with Him (Hebrews 11:6).


Hebrews 11:6 New International Version (NIV)

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.


True, sometimes what He perceives as best for you is different from what you do.  But take heart, the One who created you ultimately knows what will truly satisfy your soul-even better than you do.


So let go of whatever you fear you will never have or accomplish.  He is faithful to provide.  And if God does not give you what your heart presently desires, it is because He has something far better planned for you.


Lord, I trust You will provide Your very best for me. You are my delight.  Thank you for fulfilling the deepest desire of my heart, amen.


In His presence…He reveals life at its very best.




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