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A Daily Devotion for Monday, July 18

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

This passage seems vitally important. I find it especially hard to turn to Jesus when my everyday life gives me trouble. I am much more inclined to blame myself for some failure or another. I even blame myself for not turning to God when I know I should! But Jesus came to earth because of God’s compassion for us. The message for me today is that God’s compassion, through Jesus, is every day and is new every day.

Father God, you know there is so much trouble in this world. Your love and compassion for me should make me certain of a beautiful eternity. Forgive me when I fail to turn to you for peace. Amen

Becky, transforming

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