Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

READING


Old Testament: Jeremiah 7:21-34
Morning Psalms: Psalms 78:1-39
New Testament: Romans 4:13-25
Gospel: John 7:37-52
Evening Psalms: Psalms 78:40-72

DEVOTIONAL


It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received
the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through
the righteousness that comes by faith.”
(Romans 4:13)


This faith Paul speaks of is also for me, for I believe in the One who raised Jesus from the dead. This scripture reading reminds me to trust in God, an all-loving father who always has my best interests at heart.

Last February my dad was diagnosed with leukemia that is incurable. After my parents told me about this, I was unable to sleep well or to concentrate. I was filled with worry and dreaded the worse every time I talked to them over the phone. I called them almost every day. Finally, I realized I was driving myself (and them) a little crazy.

In a quiet moment of prayer, I came to understand that only God has the power to solve a problem as large as this one was for me. So I asked Him to take care of my dad, and I put all my faith in His power (that His Will be done). The relief I have felt since that moment has been liberating. My heart and soul have been refreshed, and my peace of mind has been restored. I have made a personal vow to have more faith in God and to trust Him more.

Remember, even when all seems lost, God is there. Trust Him.

DE (3/5/13)


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