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Stress Test Devotional April 19

by David Joynt on April 19, 2024

MATTHEW 7:25 | 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall because it had been founded on rock.

Worry is often the result of the false belief that we can engineer our own lives to avoid suffering and sorrow. But storms come to everyone. Jesus did not promise life free from winds, rain, and floods. This world is an ongoing battle on a terrain broken by injustice, disease, and death. Faith does not remove us from these trials but it can turn them into soul-growing moments when we feel the sustaining power of God. God’s own Son, the incarnate Lord, lived a beautiful life, but it was marked by all manner of suffering.


Do you know anyone that thinks faith guarantees immunity from suffering?



Gracious God,

Sustain me and my faith in the hard moments. Use those times to grow my life and character.



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