March 18 – Devotion

Date: March 18

Scripture: Ezekiel 38-39

And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. (Eze. 39:7-8, ESV)

These chapters basically reassure the people of God that He is with them to fight for them. The forces of evil are marshaled against those who follow God. Ezekiel assures those of his day, and ours, that our God is a mighty God who fights for us. In a faithful relationship with Christ, we are more than conquerors (Rom. 8:37) through Him. In our past, He was there. In our present, He is here. In our future, He will give us victory!

When you have experienced great difficulty, have you ever had the thought, “Where are you God?” The answer to that question is, “I am where I always am.” In “Footprints” by Margaret Fishback Powers, the poet expressed great anguish at presumed abandonment by God. It was then that He whispered that the places in the sand where their footprints converged was where He was carrying her.

You and I today can know that as evil and temptation assail our lives, we are not alone. The beauty in the death of Christ is revealed in this, “….if God is for us, who can be against us” (Romans 8:31b, ESV). When darkness seems to overwhelm us, the Light of the World, Jesus, illumines our harried lives. Yes, in a personal relationship with Christ, we are indeed more than conquerors.

So, dear followers of Christ, take heart. When the darkness seems too great for us, we are still able to walk in the light of His glorious presence.

Prayer for the Journey: O Mighty God, in our fears, remind us of your power; in our weaknesses, strengthen our resolve; in our walk, sustain us by your presence so that we may abide confidently in the love of your amazing grace. In Jesus’ Name.

Prepared by: Anthony S. Kay

3 Responses to “March 18 – Devotion”

  1. Daphne McLaurin says:

    Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing insight into God’s character.

  2. Debbie Keen says:

    Thank you for today’s encouraging devotion, Anthony!

  3. Patricia hasselman says:

    Amen! What wonderful food for thought and for encouragement!

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