“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Mother’s Day. This could either be a day of celebration for you, or a day of mourning. A day to receive flowers, and sweet gifts from your husband and children, or a day when you realize what you have lost.. or what you have never had in the first place.
Perhaps your heart is aching today for the children you never got to hold in your arms, only in your belly. You could be struggling through today as you try to make sense of an infertility diagnosis. Or maybe your children have walked away from truth, and your relationship has taken a hit because of it.
Today could be many things for you, it is for me. But tell your heart to take courage, because He is always with you.
If you are celebrating today, He is with you.
If you are grieving, He is with you.
If you are confused, He is with you.
No matter what your situation is today, God is faithful and He is constant. Today is different for all of us, but God remains the same.
God, I pray that you would be with each and every lady reading this devotional today. Whatever their circumstance, I pray that they would be reminded that You are always near. You never change – whether they are facing heartbreak or joy.. you remain the same and are as close as the mention of your name.
“He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.”
I have two young children, and as a parent I carry a huge responsibility and burden for raising them in this day and age.
It seems like anything that is moral is being torn apart and reduced to ashes by people who want to live their own life, their own way. People are fuelled by hate and anger. Sin is running rampant.
I am so thankful though for the hope of eternity. I absolutely cannot imagine living life thinking that this is all there is. Our world may be crumbling around us, but we have a future with our Mighty King!
Imagine a place with no sorrow? No sin, no disaster, no sickness. We have never known perfection, so it’s difficult for us to try and imagine what heaven will be like, but all I can see is beauty.
Have hope today! There is so much more to life than this!
Jesus, I am so thankful that we have a future beyond this earth. Help me to prepare for that day when you sound the trumpet and we go to be with you.
“And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.”
The human race is fickle. We can be easily swayed in one direction or another, continually tossed about by every wave or wind that comes our way. We struggle with loyalty, and standing up for what is right and good, and most importantly – what is moral.
This isn’t something that is new though, as scripture tells us time and time again that Gods children wrestled with their flesh and keeping their eyes fixed on Him.
We oftentimes settle for what is good instead of what is best. The people in this story decided to worship idols that held no comparison to the glorious, ever-living God they knew.
What are your eyes fixed on today? Are you settling for something less than what God has for you? He only desires good for you, and loves you beyond words.
His plan for you is perfect, and there is safety in His will.
Take the time today to adjust your focus, and allow God to sit on the throne of your heart once more.
Father, I’m thankful that even though I can be tossed and swept away by the ever changing tides of this world, You are faithful and constant – and always willing to forgive.