Devotion for May 29, 2023

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Life is full of tsunamis. Many of us have encountered personal tsunamis — those tidal waves that hit unexpectedly, out of the blue, leaving in their wake anger, bitterness, depression, brokenness, mistrust and unbearable grief. But somehow life goes on. We survive and most of us will admit that we could not have done it without God. As we reach out, He reaches down and plucks us out of the debris. He comforts us and sets us down on solid ground so that we in turn can comfort others in their time of need. (2 Corinthians 1:4) Many ministries have been born out of personal suffering and distress.

When we ask, “Where is God in all this?”, we should remember that there is no amount of grief, pain, humiliation, rejection, mental or physical torture we might experience that Jesus Himself did not suffer. The cross is a permanent reminder. In answer to the question, “Where is God in all this?”, I can only say — at the same place when His Son was crucified on the cross for our sins.


Lord, I thank You for the love and peace you give me in my times of trouble, comforting me and being with me in my time of pain. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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