What is He doing?

Do you ever look at your circumstances and see no possible way the Lord could bring something good from them? What benefit could come from illness, unemployment, a broken family, or other difficulties? While we can’t always understand what God is doing, there is one thing we can do – trust Him to use our situation for His own glorious purposes.

When we view life from God’s perspective, every hardship becomes an opportunity to trust His good purpose, fully depend on Him, and respond in a manner that glorifies and exalts Christ.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, August 19, 2020.

Look Up


Although storms have many origins, there is only one answer for all of them.  Therefore, our first response to trials should be to open the Bible and find out what God has said.

Trouble has a way of drawing our focus downward, to the immediate situation, rather than upward to the Lord-who reigns over every event in our life.

A yielded life that’s settled in God’s Word, open to His work within us, and made adequate in the Holy Spirit’s love and power is immovable in the tempests of life.

Commentary from the In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley, April 24, 2020.