Holy Week, Day 3
Today’s Scripture: Romans 8:38-39
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.“
How amazing is it that our Lord knows exactly what we need? Sometimes He doesn’t provide the answer in the way that we expected, but He always provides exactly what we need when we need it. The Bible is full of examples of God providing for people in the most perfect way, at the precise moment of need. The disciples were so accustomed to hearing and obeying His voice. In Luke 22 when Jesus gives specific instructions for the Passover meal; they do not hesitate. They quickly followed His instructions. We all too often complicate and question His voice, but there’s a wonderful innocence and simplicity that comes in obeying. He knows right where you are and is ready to meet your every need. Position yourself to hear Him. Spend time in His Word. Pray and ask Him to reveal Himself to you every day in supernatural ways. He is listening. He is always faithful. The good news today is that Jesus came so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. And regardless of what you are facing today or what you have done in the past, the Bible promises that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Have you ever felt like your failure was final? Have you ever wondered if God would ever redeem a person like you, or rescue you from a situation like the one you might find yourself in even today? We’ve all been there. But guess what? Our failures and shortcomings are no surprise to our God. In fact, He’s prepared for them. He knew the situation and the solution before you did. Just hours before Jesus’ crucifixion, He knew that Peter would deny Him. Even in the midst of betrayal, Jesus loved and encouraged Peter, showing grace even when Peter did not deserve it. Jesus knew that Pilot could find no fault in Him and would be unable to persuade the crowd to release Him, yet He never spoke a word in His defense because He knew what He was to do. It’s easy to feel shame and guilt, and even run from God when we feel like we have failed, but that’s actually the best moment to run TO Him. We have all sinned and fallen short of His glory. In the midst of our failures, Jesus is waiting for you with open arms, ready to take you back again. Aren’t you thankful for the hope of Jesus? If you’re discouraged, read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. The Lord says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in your weakness.” It goes on to say that I can even boast in my weakness so that the power of God is shown even stronger. Be encouraged today. Your failure is never final. Let’s Pray.
Thank You for being a Good Father. Even when I fall, You are right there and ready for me to come back to You. Forgive me for running away. Forgive me for living in my failure. With You, I believe that failure is never final. I believe that nothing can separate me from Your love. I take hold of Your promises today and stand on Your Truth! Your plans for me are GOOD! Thank You, Lord!
Thank You, Father, for being faithful to provide everything I need. With You, I never lack. Today, I put my full hope in You. I choose to trust You completely. I believe that You will give me exactly what I need when I need it. I choose to stay close to You today. I want to position my heart to hear You. Speak to me through Your Word, Lord. Show me Your promises. I trust Your timing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.