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“But you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself” (Galatians 4:13-14).

The Lord lines things up such that we may not be aware that what we believe to be an infirmity is actually serving His purpose.  There is no such thing as coincidence.  Everything belongs to God.  Christ created all things and they were created through Him and for Him.  Come then into the peace of knowing the futility of thinking that your will can do anything apart from the One who created you.

Lord, You do cause all things to come together.  In You is the source of life and meaning.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would walk humbly with You.  Let me not so much try to figure things out as much as learn what obedience means.  In the revelation You have given, guide me, Lord, ever more closely into Your purpose, power, and presence.  Teach me how to follow.

Lord Jesus, You came and did all You did for our sake.  At first, there was great excitement.  As the years have passed, it is often tempting to let the reality of time hammer away at that excitement because there are no longer those new feeling.  But that is true of everything.  Help me, Lord, to not be governed by my feelings, but to live into the truth of Your revelation that I may become more like You each day.  Amen.