Devotional Scripture Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way […]
Devotional Scripture Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’” (Exodus 5:1 CSB) Devotional Have you ever been in a place where you felt like everything that could […]
“We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters,[h] so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing; he is able to help us when we are being tested.” -Hebrews 2:16-18)
When faced with anything in life that is the source of grief there is always this feeling like you’re the only one that could possibly be going through it and that no one else would ever understand. Understandably, you question why you have to go through life in such a horrible way. Or why does everything happen to me? I love this passage in the book of Hebrews because it clearly helps us understand that we aren’t alone. It shows us that we sometimes go through test and face trials just as like Jesus. This means He is aware of our feelings and what we are experiencing today. During this pandemic everyone has been affected in so way shape or form, yet our own grief and suffering causes us to think what is happening must be personal, it must be because we’re not good. For some it may feel extremely unsettling. What we are facing today feels like it’ll never go away. The things that were normal aren’t normal anymore. And finding a new normal just doesn’t feel like it’s something we could possibly do. Perhaps, if we were to focus on the truths of the situations we would find that the new normal isn’t so hard.
Devotional Passage “Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter answered him, “command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the […]