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Daily Devotion by Max Lucado

God Is Life Himself


Life at times appears to fall to pieces. It seems irreparable. But it’s going to be okay! How can you know? Because as John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world!” Those are God’s arms you feel. Trust him. Believe him. Allow the only decision maker in the universe to comfort you. Since he has no needs, you cannot tire him. Since he is without age, you cannot lose him. Since he has no sin, you cannot corrupt him.

Paul said in Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us.” If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of our bad and sense out of our faltering lives? Of course he can. He is not just alive, but He is life himself. John 5:26 confirms for us,  “The Father has life in himself.” He is God! And God loves you.

From Mike:

Think about what Max writes! Especially in today's world we are looking for peace and comfort. COVID 19 is troubling! People are dying! Folks are out of work! Race relations may be at the all time worst! You may be experiencing personal struggles so where do you turn? Family and friends may be helpful but there is no peace and comfort like God's. I Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray continually. If you are not in a prayerful mind, what a great time to start!


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Daily Devotional by Max Lucado
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