In Touch Ministries Daily Devotional For November 13, 2022 : Topic – Grateful No Matter What
Difficult times are opportunities to praise our faithful Father.
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the scriptures referenced throughout.
As Christians, we have the opportunity to experience deep and abiding joy. It’s a blessing we receive because of our relationship with Jesus Christ, knowing that He’s at work in every detail of our life. But that doesn’t mean our days are problem-free.
Think back to Peter as he walked on the storm-tossed Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:22-33). The disciples’ vessel had been battered all night, leaving them exhausted and fearful, but despite all that, Peter had the courage to call to His Lord and step out onto turbulent waters. It was only when he took his eyes off Jesus that the disciple began to sink. But even then, the Savior refused to abandon His beloved friend. Instead, He “took hold of him” and brought Peter back to safety.
The same is true for us whenever we are facing adversity. (See Psalm 126:1-6.) If we are conscious of the Lord’s continuous presence with us, we can express gratitude no matter what, because God will provide a way through the challenge.
Think about it
- What is your “default setting” in times of adversity? Is it fear, anger, or despair—or do you view hard times as a chance to rely on and rejoice in God’s provision?
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