• No Separation from God’s Love Devotional

    Romans 8:38-39

    Many Christians will accept that nothing outside of ourselves can separate us from God’s love, but they live with the constant fear that they might jump out of the Lord’s saving hand. But we are a part of creation, and if nothing in creation can separate us from God’s love, then we cannot separate ourselves from His love. His love for His people does not wax and wane. If He loves us in Christ, He loves us forever. View Resource

  • God’s Work for Our good Devotional

    Romans 8:28

    God works all things together for our good if we love Christ. Not just some things, not just most things, but all things are used by Him for our ultimate good and His final glory, which is the highest good of all (Col. 1:27). When we walk through the most difficult things in life, we should never lose heart. Even if we cannot see it now, God is taking what others have planned for evil and using it for your good. If you are in Christ, He is working all things for your good. View Resource

  • The Glory To Be Revealed Devotional

    Romans 8:18

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Romans: “The difference between the present degree of pain we experience and the blessedness to which God has appointed His people is so immensely different that there is no way to compare them. Any comparison we come up with falls short.” When you are discouraged by your troubles, know that what is to come for you in Christ will be so wonderful that all your pain will be worth it. View Resource

  • Turning Adversity to Good Devotional

    Romans 8:28

    Dr. R.C. Sproul comments on the origin of evil and what Scripture has to say about it: “How sin got here we do not know, but it is here. The good news of Scripture is that there is redemption from sin” (Truths We Confess, vol. 1, p. 182). This redemption includes more than just the forgiveness of our own transgressions. It also means that the Lord will ultimately redeem every sin and tragedy for His glory and the good of His people. View Resource

  • Dying in Faith Devotional

    Hebrews 11:13–16

    Do you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ as one of His sheep, or are you counted among the goats who serve another master? If you trust in Jesus alone, then you can be sure that He will receive you into the bliss of His eternal kingdom at your death. But if you do not believe in Christ, your reward will be eternal destruction. Today may be the last opportunity you have to trust Jesus, so do not delay in bowing to Him as Lord. View Resource

  • Our Divine Vocation Devotional

    Luke 2:22–35

    Since God is absolutely sovereign over all and works all things according to His purposes (Eph. 1:11), we understand that every instance of suffering results from His calling upon us. This is true even when we do not know why we are suffering. The important thing is that He knows why we are suffering, and He is working to conform us to the image of Christ in the midst of our pain. For that we can always be grateful. View Resource

  • Surprised by Suffering Devotional

    Genesis 50:15–21

    At the outset of our look at suffering, we must realize that Scripture does not give us all the reasons for our pain in this life. In fact, we may never understand why we suffer the way we do on many occasions before we die. We can be confident, however, that the Lord is always working for our good and His glory. In the end, our pain will contribute to a future more glorious than if we never suffered at all. View Resource

  • Belief and Suffering Devotional

    Philippians 1:29–30

    If we are surprised when persecution comes, then we will find it more difficult to endure it and experience the grace of God in our suffering. Yet as we remember that both belief and suffering are granted to us by the Lord, we will not be taken aback when pain comes our way for believing in Jesus. We will also be looking for ways that we can mature as we suffer for boldly proclaiming the gospel. View Resource

  • Suffering and Glory Devotional

    Ephesians 3:13

    We are not discouraged when we suffer, not because we deny our hurt and pain, but because we know that suffering for Jesus proves our faith — the path to ultimate glory. Each time we endure scorn or injury for being faithful to the gospel, let us recall that this is the calling that Christ has given us. Consequently, we should not think it strange that we suffer; in fact, we should question our loyalty to Jesus if we never taste hardship for His name. View Resource

  • Enduring Love Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:7

    To speak of suffering as a loving expression of God’s discipline is not to say that there is always a one-to-one correlation between a specific sin we have committed and our trial. Such a correlation may be true in some instances, but God’s discipline is broader than just correcting us for specific sins. He is also teaching us to rely only on Him — to love Him absolutely even when everything may be falling apart around us. View Resource

  • Filling Up Christ’s Afflictions Devotional

    Colossians 1:24

    We may not always think of it in this way, but our suffering for the cause of Christ actually brings us closer to the day of His return, for God has ordained that the day of Jesus’ victorious coming would be hastened through the work of His people (2 Peter 3:11–13). It is therefore possible to find comfort and joy as we endure pain and tragedy for the gospel’s sake, for our trouble is filling up what is lacking in the messianic woes allotted to this age. View Resource

  • Fearing God Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 11-12

    Patience is a key virtue in the Christian life because of our need to take a long view of things. It can be difficult to remain faithful in suffering or to spend hours ministering with little visible return. When we take the long view of things, however, we find the strength to press forward even in the context of great difficulty. Let us surround ourselves with people who will encourage us to take, as we are able, an eternal perspective on all things. View Resource

  • Wisdom Through Suffering Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 7:1-13

    In his novel Redburn, Herman Melville writes, “Not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys, will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.” Though Scripture is clear that suffering in itself is painful, it is also plain that the Lord has a good purpose in our pain, using it for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28). Hurting itself should not make us glad, but we should rejoice in suffering, for we know that God uses it to perfect us. View Resource

  • The Timing of Providence Devotional

    Genesis 41

    In the midst of trouble and suffering, it can be difficult to believe that the Lord knows exactly what He is doing. So often it is easier to despair, believing that God has abandoned us and that He will not keep His promise to work all things together for the good of His children (Rom. 8:28). But our Father is sovereign, and He is working for our ultimate good and for the advance of His kingdom even when things seem darkest to us. View Resource

  • Seduction Resisted Devotional

    Genesis 39

    Sin can destroy relationships, lead to illness, and make our lives this side of eternity miserable. For many, a deterrent to sin is fear — fear that God will zap them when they sin. Instead of law, however, the gospel provides a much better motivation. Out of Iove for God and neighbor, the Christian runs to God in prayer, contemplating the great sacrificial love of Christ, and, empowered by His Spirit, seeks to refrain from sin in order to please Him. View Resource