Scripture:   Hosea (NIV) 1:7   Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them—not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the LORD their God will save them.

Observation:   God did not need the customary means to save His people.  He did not need a great army to fight a great war.  In Himself, He was able to save His people!  

Application:  God is the same today!  When I am in trouble, I have my own ideas of how God might help me.  They are logical and would work quite well.  But when I trust Him, I often find that He does not use any of my ideas.  And I find that His ways work out so much better than mine would have done.  How logical to trust one who knows so much more than I do and who loves me so much that He sent His Son to die for me—as payment for my sins!  

Prayer:   Lord, Your wisdom and Your love make it logical to trust You at all times, especially in times of trouble!   Amen 

Pastor Leon
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