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Faith During The Storm

TODAY’S VERSE
The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped, and all was calm. Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”
Luke 8:24-25 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
The disciples were in a boat when a fierce storm came up. It was so fierce that they panicked. They woke Jesus crying and shouting, “Master, we are going to drown.” Jesus simply woke up and calmed the storm. Then He asked, “Where is your faith?” We are so in the boat. Tossed and turned by life’s waves, we too start doubting the love and power of God. Now on one hand the disciples did cry out to Jesus, that counted for something. On the other hand, they were acting out in total fear as if Jesus were not there. How could that be? How, after all they had seen and heard, all the miracles, the raising of the dead, the blind seeing, how could they still panic when Jesus is right next to them? The truth is, they still didn’t know who Jesus really was. After Jesus cleared away the storm, Luke wrote, “The disciples were terrified and amazed. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked each other. ‘When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!’” Perhaps that’s where we should start. Who is this man? Who is Jesus? Knowing the answer can make all the difference. Today, ask Jesus to help you know Him better and better. Then perhaps next time a storm comes, you will rest in peace right next to Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, help me know You better. Help me learn to trust You and rest in the storms of life. Help me have the faith to trust You.
AMEN

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Meditate

TODAY’S VERSE
I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.
Psalms 145:5 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
I remember leading a five-day hike in the mountains. What a treat for a young man born and raised in the flat terrain of Detroit, Michigan. And yet I noticed on the second day that I had spent most of my time looking down at the trail, making sure I would not trip on the large tree roots or twist my ankle on loose rocks. All around me was some of nature’s most magnificent scenery and all I took in was the subtle shades of green and brown on the ground in front of me. How is it we can be so close to something so glorious and not take the time to capture its essence? David knew the answer. He wrote, “I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.” David took the time to devote focused attention to God and His wonderful attributes. He dared to stop and reflect, to ponder on God’s almighty power, splendor and miracles. And when he did, he was a better man for it. You see focusing on God does not make God powerful, no more than my looking at the mountains makes them majestic. It only allows me to see and know the mysteries of what is already there. Today, don’t miss another moment. Don’t let another day go by without seeing and focusing on all that God is and all the love He has for you. He is majestic, He is full of glorious splendor and His miracles abound.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I want to know You and Your glorious splendor. Help me stop and meditate on You. Help me focus my attention, love and devotion toward You. Guide me into a deeper knowledge of You I pray.
AMEN

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Good News

TODAY’S VERSE
Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. – Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; I will proclaim your greatness. Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness.
Psalms 145:4, 6-7 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Good news travels fast, spreading from one person to another. A bargain sale, a hit song, a good movie, a medicine that really works. People don’t have to beg us to tell them, we volunteer. We share what impacts us and is good for others. But what of God? Have we let Him impact our life? Is our relationship with Him worth telling others? God’s mighty works have always been on the tongues of men. Today He is still wondrous. The “good news” of Christ’s message is still good news today. He loves us unconditionally and gave His life on the cross that we might be forgiven of all our sins. He gives purpose and meaning and heals our broken hearts. He cares and provides for our needs. This is the message that we must proclaim: “God is alive and He loves mankind.” David said, “Let each generation tell.” Today, it is our turn.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Lord Jesus, thank You for all You are and what You have done for me. Thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Help me share Your good news with others that they, too, might share in Your goodness.
AMEN

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Gracious God

TODAY’S VERSE
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So, let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
What an image. “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.” I’ve seen people come boldly before. Boldly to receive an award. Boldly to receive their pay. Boldly to stand in front of a cheering crowd. But boldly to receive mercy? How ironic. I would think we would be called upon to be sheepish, reluctant, a posture of deep humility. Boldly before an Almighty God? Did I say, “Almighty”? Yes, but notice that the author of Hebrews said, “Gracious God.” And therein lies the beautiful mystery. Our God is Almighty enough to create a plan so He could be gracious and not contradict His own nature. It is Jesus, who died for our sins, that is now our High Priest, offering Himself as a sin offering for us. And we, we who are undeserving, sacrilegious, ungrateful and guilty of sin, can now come boldly to His throne and receive His mercy and grace when we need it the most. Today, as humbling as it is, let us come boldly to His throne and receive His wonderful, loving mercy and grace. Hallelujah, what a Savior!

TODAY’S PRAYER
Oh, most gracious God and loving Savior. I come today boldly to receive Your mercy and grace. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Come Boldly

TODAY’S VERSE
Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested. – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 2: 18; 4:16 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Life has stress. It begins when we are born and continues up unto the day God takes us home. God knew this so He created us to be resilient, returning to peace and joy from painful emotions. How is this done? By turning to Jesus. He knows our stress. We can bring it to Him. Jesus who Himself went through trials, suffering and testing is “able to help us when we are being tested!” This is why the author suggests that we come boldly to God with our deepest needs. Today you can be resilient. You can bring our stress to Him and “receive the mercy and grace to help us when we need it the most.”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, thank You for Your grace, mercy and love. Help me to come boldly to Your throne and receive the help I need when I need it the most.
AMEN

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My Unbelief

TODAY’S VERSE
“Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” “What do you mean, If I can?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Mark 9:22-24 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How many times do I question God? I come up against a wall and I start to doubt. At first it seems like it is a doubt of God’s ability. I am like the person in today’s verse, “Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” But do I really doubt His power? I believe in a God who can. I have read the Bible. I have read the accounts of God doing the miraculous. So, what do I doubt? If I am honest I have to admit that I doubt God’s desire to help me. I doubt the depth and power of God’s love. The father was asking for mercy. He knew that God had the ability to be merciful. Perhaps what he was really asking was, “Be merciful if you can find it in your heart to do it.” It was more a question of God’s will than His ability. And I wonder which the bigger offense to God is? That I doubt His power or I doubt His desire? I seem to doubt God’s love for me more than I do His ability to do great and mighty things. Either way, I find myself in conflict and must cry out to God saying the same thing the father did, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Today, might we search our heart and believe both in God’s ability and desire.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I believe but help my unbelief. Teach me more about You and Your great heart and desire so I can believe You for great and mighty things.
AMEN

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Know Him

TODAY’S VERSE
Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!”
Luke 9:20 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Who am I? That is what Jesus asked Peter. He asks us the same question. Who is Jesus? But more importantly, who is Jesus to you? You could say, “He is the Savior of the world.” But how much better to believe, “He is my Savior.” You could say, “He is the friend of sinners.” But how much better to know, “He is my friend.” You could say, “He is the lover of all mankind.” But what joy if you could say, “He is the God who loves me.” Jesus isn’t so interested in what we know about Him. He cares more about how we know Him. Today, spend time with Him. Get to know Him until you can say with surety, that He is your God, your Savior, your friend and that He loves you unconditionally.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Jesus, thank You that You care. You care about my thoughts, my beliefs, my relationship with you. Help me care, too. Help me know You in a much more personal and deeper way than ever before.
AMEN

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