The Rock Pile | Devotional by Katy Huth Jones

No temptation has overtaken you that isn’t frequent to man. God is trustworthy, and he won’t allow you to be tempted past your skill, however with the temptation he may also present the way in which of escape, that you just might be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Within the house of some quick months, it felt as if rocks had been crushing me one after one other. I misplaced my mom unexpectedly. My husband out of the blue misplaced his job of 24 years. We needed to uproot from our comfy small city and transfer to an enormous, unfamiliar metropolis to search out employment. As soon as there, we nonetheless needed to be caregivers for 2 aged kin.

My well being lastly crashed from the load of all these stones. Then our oldest son dropped a boulder. He had turned his again on God and wished nothing extra to do with him, mocking him and his Holy Phrase.

I believed the promise in 1 Corinthians 10:3 and had seen it fulfilled many occasions earlier than. However how may I deal with the religious loss of life of my firstborn? Did I fail as a mom? I cried out to God from the anguish of my coronary heart.

God faithfully supplied a approach of escape in a most surprising approach. A ten-year-old boy in our new church had lately misplaced his beloved grandmother. He swiftly adopted me as a surrogate, even sitting subsequent to me within the pew. That bodily contact from a bereft and loving baby saved my religion from being hopelessly crushed.

Whereas our prayers might not be answered in the way in which we would like, God will reply to our cries. As a substitute of despairing that issues are usually not turning out as we hoped, lets preserve our eyes open for the methods he begins to carry the load from urgent on our lives and brings aid, stone by stone.

Lord, assist me to develop in my religion and belief that you’ll all the time present a approach of escape when I’m tempted to despair. Assist me bear in mind to easily search for it! Amen.

By Katy Huth Jones
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