Encouragement for Today

Encouragement For Today 27 September 2022 Devotional

Encouragement For Today 27 September 2022 Devotional

Encouragement For Today 27 September 2022 Devotional

Welcome to Encouragement For Today Devotional for Tuesday 27th September 2022, written by BETH KNIGHT. God bless you as you study and pray!

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY, TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2022

Outside the Circle BY SUSIE LARSON

SCRIPTURE: “God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” 1 Corinthians 1:28 (NLT)

When I was in high school, I was actively involved in lots of activities. But due to some childhood trauma, I was also painfully insecure.

I couldn’t find my footing to save my life. You’d find me on the sidelines at the varsity football games with the cheerleaders, but I wasn’t a legitimate member of their group. They didn’t care for me much. But I don’t fault them for that because I didn’t care for me much either.

Maybe this is your story too. Something happened in life to push you outside the circle. Now, on one hand, you don’t want to give too much power to the opinions of others, but on the other, you don’t want to live with a lie embedded in your soul.

God loves you. He designed you masterfully. And He does His best work through humble, broken people who know they need Him.

One day I cried out in prayer to God, knowing I had a flawed view of myself but at a loss for what to do about it. The Lord whispered to my heart, Susie, you’ve felt outside the circle your whole life, but that circle is actually an illusion. It has no value in heaven. Then I pictured Him drawing a circle around me when He whispered, You’re inside My circle, and that’s the only one that matters. The truth settled into my soul that day.

God consistently uses people who seem to be outside the circle, and He seems to love to do so. He takes regular, flawed, weak people and positions them to interrupt the enemy’s plans and establish His ultimate purposes on the earth:

Encouragement For Today 27 September 2022 Devotional

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