I needed this devotion today and it blessed me how God planned it as my devotion of the day:
IF WE say WE are willing to follow Jesus, what do we mean? I believe there is only one valid reason for following Jesus: because he is worth it. And he is worth it because of who he is in all his love, his understanding, his compassion. Following him means doing so with no strings attached; it means not telling God, " Ill do this if you come through with that." Either Jesus is worth hanging onto in hard times only because he is Jesus, or he is worth nothing,
When life doesn't make sense anymore, we can give up, or we can remember who Jesus really is and that, no matter how dark it gets, he is worth it all.
As you've undoubtly exsperienced, we may not get an explanation as to why certian things happen- why the dark times are as dark and presistant as they are- but living our lives with certain things unresolved is what faith is all about. For years I drank deeply of the false belief that if only I had enough faith, everything would go my way. But that is simply not true, and so many people are caught and lives are wrecked in the wake of this teaching. " Why is this happening to me? What did I do wrong?" we cry. Heaven cries back. You've done everything wrong, but I love you anyway. Always have, always will.
Great devotional thus morning. By Sheila Walsh book. Goodmorning Lord. This book has some great biblical truths. But this is just what I needed from God this morning. Hope it encourages you in someway as well. Be blessed on this monday.
Stay warm, stay in hope of God's blessings, even when you are in the middle of your battles.