Trust in Him

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
Father God, thank You for deeply caring about who I am. I’m so grateful that one day, You will take away all the pain and hardship I’ve experienced. But until that day comes, I will trust You and cling to You. I will place my hope in You. I will bring You my pain, and allow You to comfort me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Short and simple devotion yet incredibly powerful. Whatever it is your facing, trust His decision, no matter your plans.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

Divine Interruptions

And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. (Luke 18:40-41)

Experts agree that a staggering amount of time is consumed each day by interruptions. Whether at work or at home, a phone call or an unexpected visit can easily deflect us from what we feel is our main purpose.

Not many of us like disruptions in our daily lives, especially when they cause inconvenience or a change of plans. But Jesus treated what appeared to be interruptions in a far different way. Time after time in the Gospels, we see the Lord stop what He is doing to help a person in need.

While Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem where He would be crucified, a blind man begging by the side of the road called out, “Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Luke 18:35–38). Some in the crowd told him to be quiet, but he kept calling out to Jesus. Jesus stopped and asked the man, “What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee” (vv. 41–42).

When our plans are interrupted by someone who genuinely needs help, we can ask the Lord for wisdom in how to respond with compassion. What we call an interruption may be a divine appointment the Lord has scheduled for that day.

Lord Jesus, fill us with Your wisdom and compassion that we may respond as You did to people in need. Amen.

When I read this I smiled. If anyone knows me, they know I most often have a plan for my days and weeks, I’m a planner. But, as I reflected on this devotion I couldn’t help but recall the many times God has interrupted my day with His plans and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. In the moment I may have felt a bit frazzled and even a little frustrated but He has always used those as opportunities to teach me and to bless me and to show me His mighty Hand at work in my life and in those He unexpectedly places in my life that day. I can’t help but be in awe of His hand at work in my life. It’s important as we go through our day that we allow God’s plans to take precedence over any plans we have because His plans are far greater and far more important than we could ever imagine.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Luke 18:35-43