Devotion for Thursday, August 13, 2020

“For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter” (2 Corinthians 7:11).

Is it not true that many times you grow more when you go through tough times than when things are fine?  The Lord has promised that there is a purpose for everything.  Come then and rejoice that the Lord has given you a good gift in leading you into salvation.  Not that it is easy, but the Lord will strengthen you through whatever may come.  Live in His purpose and rejoice in His good gifts.

Thank God that He will not settle until He makes you to be like Christ.  Whatever it takes, the Lord will do.  This is good and fitting.  He is the One who made us, yet we often fight against Him, wanting what we want.  Trust in the Lord always and know that His goodness is forever.  He will make of you what He has always intended.  When you and I accept this, then it become easier; for His burden is light.

Lord Jesus, You demonstrated how hard it is to live in this age.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may see the truth that You are always with me.  Lead me in truth that I may trust Your leading no matter what may come.  You are the author and finisher of my faith and You know what I need.  Show me this day, whether an easy or hard day, that I may walk with You always, knowing You are with me.  Amen