Lent Devotions 2010: Saturday 20 February

Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

I often marvel at the way the Lord God places people together in the right place at the right time, to work for the good of them and others around them.

His word is true and He will not forsake His saints, and the wonderful thing is that it does not matter who you are, where you come from, what you have done and what you have not done! When you commit your way to the Lord and trust in Him alone, He will act and show mercy to all. It can be any time of the day or night, 24/7. He will hear your voice and He will save. The Lord is my friend, my companion and never leaves my side and what a comfort that is to me.

I certainly felt very humble in a classroom when two students who were only class colleagues and did not know each other at all had to tell the story of their lives to each other. They had one thing in common as they both came from Sierra Leone in Africa and were both familiar with Freetown but had experienced very different lives. The male student had had a very hard life but it paled in comparison with the female student’s story of her very sad experiences of her life to date. Yet he managed to say all the correct things at the correct moment. By the grace of God he did this as she told him that her entire family had been killed in the war when she was 15 years old and how her only remaining relative was an aunt. She arrived at a huge refugee camp and lived there for five years. At the age of 20 she was sent to England where she soon met a man and gave birth to a son. A year ago Social Services took her boy away from her as she was no longer able to look after him.

This is now a new beginning for her and many people in the group want to help and include her in their activities which includes the male student inviting her to his church and meeting his wife and children. “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift”.

Thank You Lord for allowing me to be a witness to Your incredible love, peace to mankind and hope for the future. Lord in You I put my trust, only You know the path that I must follow through my life. Amen.