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Put all your trust, faith in the Lord

4/10/2014, 9 a.m.

Louis Armstrong also known as “Satchmo,” was born into a poverty-stricken environment. Rising from a humble beginning, he became a great trumpet player who was eventually known all over the world. Born to teenagers, he went to live with his grandmother who also took him to church.

At the age of 11, he quit school to make money selling stuff on the streets of New Orleans and singing with numerous groups.

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Shaw

During the fourth of July celebration that year, he was arrested for firing a gun into the air and sent to a reform school. There, he met Captain Jones who taught him discipline and how to play several instruments.

Upon his release, he developed his own musical style known as scat-singing. He also became one of the key players of a new style of music now known as jazz. Armstrong's creativity and improvisational style along with a high level of energy, allowed him to influence many generations of musicians both in America and around the world. He is well-known for his gravelly sounding singing voice and his appearance in more than thirty films.

Like Armstrong, many of us go through struggles in this life, from losing a family member to not having enough money to pay the bills.

The Bible states in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Promises in Deuteronomy 31:6-8, (NIV) include “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Today, I want to encourage you to put your total trust in God. Ask him into your heart because he cares for you. Two thousand years ago, He gave his life for us. It is hard to even imagine such love, however, God died for all of our sins, so that we could have a straight path to eternal life,with him.

May God richly bless you.