Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV))
Do you find the same comfort in this passage that I do?
With all the things, and some even coming from our churches, that are going on around us that are contrary to God’s Word, it is easy to lose heart.
Even with all this is going on, when we feel that we are wasting away as we see things that we know are wrong, take heart.
I know that this sounds strange to say that we should take heart when all around us is wrong in the eyes of God.
But . . .
If they were not so wrong, would we, as the Body of Christ, take a stand for what is right? We are being renewed daily in our faith, for we see things that go against God’s Word and we are taking a stand. Our conviction is growing. We are choosing which side we will be with. We can choose the world or we can choose God!
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
(Joshua 24:15 (NIV))
Do you feel your faith growing during these times?
Do you know that this will pass when it is God’s will?
Have you fixed your eyes upon Jesus?
I find myself longing for what is unseen, for I know that God’s promises will be fulfilled. His track record of fulfilled promises and prophesies is proof of that. All that we have to do is place our faith in the Lord and wait for His timing.
And, while we wait, we must pray and allow the Holy Spirit to renew us and to guide us.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
(Psalm 130:5 (NIV))
Never lose hope in the Lord!
Copyright 1998 – 2020 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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