by PamFord Davis
8/05/2010 / Devotionals
Negative reports from a doctor, employer, or financial adviser turn your world upside down. A mate confesses infidelity and asks you for divorce. The voice on the other end of the phone says, "Your child is under arrest on drug charges in a juvenile detention center".
Say it isn't so! There must be a mistake; the doctor or financial adviser is looking at the wrong file. Your employer will find a way to avoid layoffs. The confession from your mate is all just a bad dream; you'll awake and life will return to normal. The call from the police is just a prank call made by someone with a twisted sense of humor.
Jesus repeatedly told his disciples of his approaching arrest, execution, and return to life three days later. They tuned out the message because they could not conceive the death of their long awaited Messiah. "Peter took Jesus aside and told him to stop talking like that. He said, 'God would never let this happen to you, Lord!' Jesus turned to Peter and said, 'Satan, get away from me! You're in my way because you think like everyone else and not like God (Matthew 16:22-23 CEV)." In denial of negative reports we cry out, say it isn't so! It is hard to swallow the truth. Take deep breaths; there may be a glorious promise leading to new life at the conclusion!
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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