“For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand.
He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing”

(Deuteronomy 2:7).

I have been a believer for just over forty years now, and like most believers I’ve had lots of mountaintop experiences, but I’ve also spent some time in the valleys. At other times during those forty years, however, I felt as if I were trudging through the wilderness, wandering aimlessly and getting nowhere fast. But that’s simply not true. Regardless of whether I was on the mountaintop, down in the valley, or just walking along, putting one foot in front of another, God was with me. He has promised never to leave or forsake me, and He has been faithful to keep that promise. If at times I didn’t sense His presence, that doesn’t mean He abandoned me.
That promise serves to pull me back into proper perspective. I meditate on scripture verses such as Deuteronomy 2:7, and I realize how God has blessed the work of my hands, most often beyond my wildest imaginings. I realize too that even when it seemed I was trudging through a great wilderness, I lacked nothing. Why? Because the Lord my God was with me—and He is all I need.
That’s true for you as well, beloved. If you have received Christ as your personal Savior and been born into God’s family, then you can cling to the promise that God is always with you, regardless of the circumstances of your life. He has promised never to leave or forsake His children—and that’s truly all any of us need as we walk this earthly pilgrimage on our way home to the Father’s heart.

By |2016-12-20T19:29:56+00:00October 1st, 2014|Devotional|3 Comments


  1. Hiram December 2, 2015 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Hola Kathy.

  2. Brian A. McLaughlin December 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I think that people find it easy to credit God when things go their way. Everyone has heard “Thank God” come from someone who may have just gotten through a tough time. We don’t usually hear the same when people are faced with challenges in life. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say Thank God for this opportunity when recuperating from an illness, or facing limitations from some accident, yet many believe that He controls or oversees our whole life.
    I have made no secret about not being willing to give up what I’ve been given through a death experience, and the limitations that followed, to be back where I was before that accident. So much has come to me, and I suspect that, given adequate thought most would embrace the benefits of such challenges.

  3. Brandon Duncan December 23, 2016 at 2:15 am - Reply

    I’m praising JESUS name for His anointing on your life and the true serving that you really do to help, encourage and assist so many others. I am writing a piece now that is a result of much prayer and its all about DIVINE CONNECTIONS OR APPOINTMENTS, so of course i started thinking about how you listen to me ramble on and or you let me write it all out and ask many questions and how you were there to encourage and help me a long by sharing what books of yours help with what area of the writing process.
    I want you to know that You are a divine connection and appointment for me, you presence in my life, as large or small or significant of non significant as you may think, “YOU ARE a blessing” in many ways.
    I must share that I have connected with hundreds of writers, and even many are Christian yet they never ever have a moment to spare the one lacking experience.
    I want to be like YOU if time is available I want to avail myself like you do for so many.
    God bless you dear sister, thank you for who you are in Christ.

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