“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”  Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

Read:   Deuteronomy 31:1-13


Would you like a problem free life?   Who wouldn’t?   I recently heard about a self help book declaring if you read it and followed its steps, you could live a problem free life.  Imagine, some people are so desperate, they are willing to pay good money for a lie.


The fact is we live in a world influenced daily by Satan and his legions of angels.    No matter what we read, what we want or what we do ourselves, we cannot control the situations brought on by others.  Sometimes we cannot control even those situations we unintentionally bring upon ourselves.

No where in scripture does GOD promise us a perfect life or a life that is problem free.  GOD does promise us a life where HE will never forsake us, will never leave us and where we can spend eternity with HIM.

So, when you’re tempted to pick up one of those self help books that are the current fad, save your money and reach instead for your Bible.    Your Bible is not a self help book.   It is the GOD help book.


When was the last time you totally depended upon yourself instead of GOD?   How well did that go for you?

Today’s prayer:   “LORD GOD, Thank YOU for being everything to me.   Thank YOU for all YOUR help.   Guide me far from Satan’s pathways in this evil world.  I need to stop helping myself and start depending totally upon YOU.  Amen.”