Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/09/14

This week’s scripture is from 2 Corinthians:

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  (2 Cor. 5:7)Winding path

We are each on a journey through life and life’s challenges. The road is often rough and tough to travel, especially when faced with troubles of all kinds. Around one curve we hit hardships with relationships or work or finances; coming over a steep hill we suddenly drop into a valley of despair where sickness, disease, injury, or pain threaten to waylay us or run us off the road. We try not to feel discouraged, but the road can seem almost too hard to travel. We stop to look ahead, down the road, but we cannot see very far because it curves off or drops over another hill.

Yet we need not despair, for it is not by our faith that we travel the road of life. It is Christ Jesus who makes a path before us; it is He who makes a way where there seems to be no way. It is Christ who travels with us along the road, the One who never leaves us or forsakes us, but walks with us through every trouble and every hardship. It is He who leads us; it is Jesus who knows the way to our destination.  Let us not look at our circumstances, but let us look to Jesus. Let us keep our eyes on Him on whom our faith rests; let us keep looking to Him, and let us walk the road with Him, walking in faith.

May the Lord bless you with faith to look to Jesus in every circumstance.

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