Daily Devotions for Lent 2013

DAY 38

Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013

Submitted by Jack Davis, High School Senior

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, as we face suffering in this life, guide us to  place our trust in You.  As we approach Easter, help us to remember the ultimate suffering of Your Son and the gift we have received through His life, death, and resurrection.  Through trials, bless us with the peace that transcends all understanding.

Scripture: Jeremiah 20:7-13

Today’s Devotion:

Jeremiah, also known as the weeping prophet, may not seem to be one of the inspirational figures that most devotionals center around; although, because of his struggles, he is easy to identify with.  While  the world cannot find an answer for suffering, viewing it as meaningless pain, we can find comfort in knowing God is in control.  Scripture is clear that suffering does have a purpose and serves like the fire in a crucible, melting away impurities (Romans 5:3-5:5).  When I take my dog to the vet, she does not see the purpose of the long needle she is pricked with, but because of our greater knowledge we know the value of a vaccine.  In this same way, God’s wisdom is infinitely greater than ours.  By observing His goodness throughout our lives, we can trust in times of tribulation that He sees the bigger picture and is working for our benefit.