Tuesday, April 18 — Psalm 50:16–23
Job 21; 1 Corinthians 2:3–16
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NIV)
Paul wrote: I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12–13 (NIV)
Lord God, we take comfort knowing that you are with us, that you desire to be close to us in joyful times as well as sad times. Help us to always seek our refuge in you, remembering that we can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens us. Amen.