Welcome to Day Nine!
A little devotional tip–Splurge on a nice, smooth pen for your journal writing. It will help your thoughts flow more!
2 Corinthians 1
By faith you stand. Affliction will come. That’s life in this great battleground we find ourselves in.
I can guarantee you will be stretched at some point and you will feel like death would be a welcome escape.
But faith. Depend utterly on God, not on yourself. As long as you run from Him in this, your troubles will crush and overwhelm you to the point of defeat.
But He comforts and He has great mercy. Stop looking at your problems with a microscope and start by just being in His presence.
This is not some intellectual exercise that can be achieved through Bible analysis as if your heart, mind, and soul are not attached.
This is an act of worship. Of laying all your burdens at the feet of Jesus and adoring Him, like Mary Magdalene adored Him by washing His feet with her hair or wanting desperately to cling to Him after she discovered and came face to face with the resurrected Jesus.
This is authentic faith and one that’s not kept to yourself, either.
You discover hope and consolation and then pass it on.
Because there’s no time to dwell in our sorrows. We have a job to do. We endure suffering so that others might be brought to salvation.
This guarantee I can give from the mouth of the Apostle Paul:
“Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who he also has sealed us and given us the spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
Believe and act on faith that His promises are true.
Lord, help me to absorb and rediscover your passion and comfort and then pass it on to others who are experiencing affliction. Amen.
Call to Action
One of the reasons I’m starting this devotional is to ask for others to intentionally pray for our business, AngelArts.
Everyday I realize that one of the steps I need to take personally is my health. Fatigue is getting me down and preventing me from working as much as I need to do. Would you pray for my healing and for wisdom as I seek answers? My health is crucial obviously for many reasons, but AngelArts is not going to grow if its founder can’t lead!
Would you like to be even more involved? Join our AngelArts Support Prayer Team! Click here to join today!