Devotionals by Don Denton

“Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?” Jeremiah 12:1b NIV

These questions recorded many centuries ago occur to every Christian today. Oftentimes when we struggle we see wicked people around us who seem to sail through life without a care. It seems so unfair! Well, we know the rain falls on the just and on the unjust. What happens to us is called life.

For Christians the valley experiences present opportunities for us to become more reliant on Jesus and to deepen our relationship with Him. I’ve found that the worse times in my life have been transformational in creating the best times in my life.

Years ago Paul Harvey, the American journalist of radio fame, made this sage comment, “God in His infinite wisdom and mercy, created hell.” We don’t need to worry about the injustices in this world. Our focus should be on connecting more with Jesus and living a life that will influence others to know Christ through us.

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for the lessons we learn from your Holy Word.  Help us to mirror Jesus in becoming the people You want us to be.  May we live in ways that lead others to You.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.