Monday, July 9th


"If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself." - 2 Timothy 2:13

Dear heavenly Father,

It has taken me a long time to realize and believe in my everyday practical heart that your commitment to accepting, guiding, sustaining, and blessing me is totally dependent on who you are as the faithful God. It’s not one iota dependent on who I am or how well I am performing as a Christian.  I would have no lasting relationship with you at all if you were not 100% committed to loving me.  But since you are faithful, I feel happy and contented today.  My guilt is gone, my fear is quieted and I trust how you will work this day out for my good.  What a great mystery that you would be a friend of sinners.


When I am close to God I worry about human friendships a whole lot less.

Additional Readings: 1 John 3:19-21, Lamentations 3:23, John 16:33