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Devotional - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 16/349

Today's Scripture: "Jesus wept." John 11:35 
6056. A loss is not reason to quit. JG

See it.


Live it.

What's it like to have ultimate power and not make everything better for everyone? No one but God knew the consequences of man's choice to listen to Satan in the Garden. Because of that one decision, untold millions of people would be born and die never choosing to know the peace that reconciliation would bring. Some might think God is calloused to let that happen, but a man decides his own destiny and God is not a puppet master.

After one to two inches of snow fell overnight and dark clouds lingering, one might think things are bad and getting worse. But walking outside this morning, I looked up and noticed a change was coming. Like a curtain closing the first act of a cloudy play, blue skies seem to indicate better things are coming. Weeping is like that. Tears indicate momentary sadness, but they stop and for the believer turn to joy.

Pray it.

Remind me, God, that my job is to do Your work regardless of the resistance.


Keywords: Tears; Grief; Joy

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2018)
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