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Our Daily Bread Devotional 

Dramatized stories of Changed Lives from Unschackled

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Read Joshua 13:1 through 17:18

Published: Feb 26, 2017

The stress of college was too much. Jerry’s battle with time management and his short attention span worked against him. Jerry told his advisor he was withdrawing from school.

Dr. Adkins looked at Jerry and said, “College isn’t for everyone, but tell me why you want to stop just as this adventure begins?”

Surprising himself, Jerry began confessing doubts and fears he had never talked about before. Jerry and Dr. Adkins talked through his feelings. Jerry finally realized his time there wasn’t over.

“I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then” (Joshua 14:11).

When people give up too soon, when short-term commitment is the norm, and when endurance is a lost art, God still brings the power of endurance to His people.

Just as He did for Joshua and for Jerry, God is giving His people the strength to remain.

Prayer Suggestion: Heavenly Father, please enable me to remain strong.

Quicklook: Joshua 14:6–15

Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.

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