A wonderful devotional from Fr. Phil Ashey, of the American Anglican Council's "Episcopal Desk." Yes, it touches on "church" stuff, but there's plenty here for to bring you back to God's presence in any of life's challenges. A part that really struck me:
You have a loving Father who knows your needs, "So do not worry saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them." (Matt. 6:31-32 NIV)
Some of you may remember the story that rocked the front pages of the newspapers just over a year ago: how a mother and her children slipped through the safety net of governmental services in Washington DC, how her children disappeared from school, how social workers and teachers knocked on the door and were turned away, and how those children were found, all of them, dead and decaying in their mother's home.
Please hear what Jesus is saying: Jesus is looking you in the eye today, saying, "Your Father is CONSTITUTIONALLY INCAPABLE OF RUNNING A HOUSE OF NEGLECT, ABUSE AND DEATH. He's not wired that way. He has the heart of a perfect heavenly father who loves you, with an infinite amount of love and an infinite amount of resource that he can pour into our lives, including a place to worship and do ministry, if we live like children, trusting him fully."
Do go to the link and read the whole thing.