Devotional Discussion… A Deep Look at Life

Quote of the Day:

” You find yourself in a position which seems rather strange: on the one hand, you feel fainthearted, as you look inwards; on the other, sure, encouraged, as you look upwards. Don’t worry: it is a sign that you are beginning to know yourself better and— more importantly!—that you are beginning to know Him better.”  Escriva “The Furrow”

My comments

St. Paul wrote:  “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong!”   2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)

How true this is!  I have found so often it is the struggles in my life,  where I cannot depend on my own strength, where I have to depend on Jesus’ mercy, on the Holy Spirit’s guidance, on the hope that comes from the Father’s love… it is then and there I find peace and joy, even in the midst of trauma.  It is there where I find a strength to look past myself and see the brokenness that needs healing – healing only God’s love and mercy can provide.

Help us Lord, to see your strength, to rejoice in your word and in Your cleansing of our lives in Baptism, and in the Feast you welcome us to – where we again realize the relationship You have forged with us.

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

Posted on May 28, 2012, in Devotions, The Furrow. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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