Friday, March 09, 2007

Jeremiah 5:1-9; Psalm 69; Romans 2:25-3:18; John 5:30-47

God has all power and control and makes a way out of no way. I am writing this devotional about God’s unwavering support in time of need. It is fitting because no matter who you are at some point in your life you will need God’s help. The help may be needed in staying focused while you are preparing for final exams in college. Or God’s help is needed to provide food and shelter when you have lost your job.

Everyday God is providing help and protection for us in this world that can be brutal at times. As a veteran of the Marines, I’ve seen God’s help in time of trouble up close and personal. There is an old saying that there are no atheists in combat, and it is true. When bullets are flying around and grown men are crying and calling for their mothers, God is there. God has proven to me that he has all power, and I am truly blessed.

In Psalm 69, David is pleading for God’s help in his time of need. David confesses that he is not perfect or without sin, but he needs God’s help for guidance and protection. I believe God knows that we are not perfect, but he wants us to have all faith in him to protect us from our enemies. As Christians, I believe that we should let go of troubles and let God into our hearts to guide us.

In Jeremiah 5:1-9, God shows us the justice in his judgment. I also believe it says, God will handle your enemies the way he sees fit. Also in Romans 2:25–3:18, God is telling us that we are not the ones to judge. Only he should judge because in the end we will be judged before we enter his kingdom. So in other words, now is the time to have faith in God in good and bad times, because he will never give you more than you can handle.

Greg Johnson

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