Today’s Scripture: While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.¬†Psalm 146:2

Here are some one liners to jump start your day.

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you’re a mile away, and you have their shoes.

If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

One mother is encouraging her children to read the newspaper, but the kids are holding out for a remote that turns the pages.

I recently read a quote from Commentator Matthew Henry as he meditated on the theft of his wallet. His words should make us all pause and reflect on the goodness of God even in a difficult circumstance.

“Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before; second, because although he took my purse, he did not take my life; third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”

Eric Hoffer states that “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”

Many times we don’t look at life from the proper perspective. We become mired in the difficult things that happen to us and forget to look up to our Mountain of Hope. We have a God who has promised He will arrange every circumstance of our life for His glory, and yet, so many times we forget this.

If you are going through a trial, don’t forget to look to the Lord. He will help you. You just need to trust Him.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.