Tuesday, April 2, 2020 Devotional
“𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙝, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙡.” -Ephesians 1:22-23
Once we get it settled in our mind that Jesus is Lord of all, that nothing can touch us without His permission, and that He loves us unconditionally, the fear of “what could happen“ vanishes. The world around us begins to make sense, even as we see the evil, the wickedness and all the consequences of sin operating in the world.
All things are under His feet. Corona Virus is a thing. The economy is a thing. The future is a thing. Your life and everything you need are things, and Jesus is Lord of all these things. We may not understand His reasons this side of eternity but that doesn’t matter. We know we can trust Him, and so there is peace.
“𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙨.” -Philippians 4:7
Pastor Dan Giles