Devotion for Saturday, October 29, 2022

“So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good” (1 Peter 4:19).

No matter what happens, do what is right.  This seems so simple, yet many do seem to fall away when adversity comes.  Not just in commitment to the Lord, but these days it seems that people have difficulty with many kinds of commitments.  Marriages fall apart, families are abandoned, homes and businesses left behind because of adversity.  To what will you be committed if not to the Lord?

Lord, help me to be a person of integrity.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You is all hope and apart from You is godlessness.  Help me to know that I must commit to something.  I must have a direction, for even if I choose to wander, I am choosing a direction.  Guide me Lord so that I may walk the path of the humble who follow You with the purpose You have designed for each one of us.

Lord Jesus, in You is all hope.  You have come in order that we may have life and have it abundantly.  You must lead and I must follow.  You have said that if I follow You there will be suffering.  This age of sin produces suffering.  Lead me, O Lord, away from the way of the wicked so that I may follow You all the days of my life.  Help me to walk through all adversity that comes my way and by Your power.  Amen.