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Aug. 15 Devotion: A Fallback Plan?

A Fallback Plan?

Mark 5:25-27 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, [26] And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, [27] When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

“If this don’t work we will try….” Have you ever heard someone make that statement? Have you ever personally made that statement? Too many times we seem to venture into something always having a backup plan. Sometimes this seems to give people comfort in failing. “Oh it’s ok cause I can just fix it later or do something different.” There is nothing wrong with making a plan and doing everything we can to see it succeed. Do we treat the Lord as a fallback plan? Once we’ve tried all WE want to try then we will go to the Lord. Once we’ve exhausted all other avenues and those don’t work then we will go to the Lord. It really shouldn’t matter the situation. Big decision on the job? Seek the Lord first. Big purchase? Seek the Lord first. Big family decision? Seek the Lord first. There are so many times we could save ourselves a lot of heartache if we’d seek the Lord first. Ever bought a vehicle on your own and then have issues with it? Ever take a job without praying about it and be miserable afterwards? The Lord should not be our fallback plan? This woman with the issue of blood tried everything the world had to offer, but it says when she heard of Jesus she knew she had to get to Him and He could make her whole. Mark 5:28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

We know of Jesus yet it seems we are still willing to try everything the world has to offer before we go to Him! Do you go to the Lord first or treat Him as a fallback plan?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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