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Elaine Creasman

Today, I realize how often
I spend money to try to
make myself feel better.
When I’m down and discouraged,
my actions show I believe
more in the power of a purchase
than I do in the power of prayer.
Thank you for reminding me
that buying junk food
or the latest make-up,
clothes, or bangles
will do nothing to soothe
my aching soul and heart.
I choose instead to turn to
you right now, Lord.
I’ll save money, and I’ll
get to see your saving power
in action as you rescue me
from my negative emotions
and destructive spending habits.

—from devozine (July/August 2010). Copyright © 2010 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.
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