Wednesday, July 18th


“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:32-33

Dear Jesus, you are honest with us. You and the Father chose to fix the people and not the world in which we live. As I face my sadness and struggles this day, please walk by my side and make your presence known.  Give me the peace of knowing that you love me, you have a good plan that finds its fulfillment even through the web of "bad" things you weave into our lives.  Help me to learn whatever it is you are teaching me and to be the light and love for those who are troubled next to me.  Give me so much love that I am free from asking myself, "What about me?" or "Why is this happening to me?" and instead to ask, "What can I do for this or that person to make their lives better?"  AMEN

It’s easier to do something to alleviate some pain in the lives of those around us when we know Jesus will soon alleviate all their pain.

Additional Readings: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11