Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-26-22

Intro: In our passage today, Luke reminds us there is nothing Jesus cannot heal and restore, because he is the Voice of Supreme authority. Not only does Jesus preach the Word of Truth—gospel—with power, but he demonstrates his authority over anything that causes problems or harm to his human creation. Think about that reality for a minute, because our spiritual understanding of the Truth can influence our attitudes and everything we face in life. Never forget, Jesus is full of compassion toward us and our faith in his salvation pleases him.

If we believe and know the Living Word of God abides in us and is always presence to help in times of suffering, as well as celebrate with us in times of blessing, why do we ever become fearfully unsettled by what’s going on in the world? Our greatest challenge is to stay calm, call upon the Lord for salvation, listen for the Spirit to guide us, and use faith to bring what is invisible into the realm of the visible, isn’t it? Believers NEVER face anything at any time when God is absent. He never leaves us or forsakes us (Heb 13:5). Jesus is the Truth and he teaches his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth…and be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Mat 28:18-20). Every day is an opportunity to influence others with the Good News of life with the Lord. Whether we face suffering or blessing, it is Jesus who holds us and sustains us.

The Gospels are such a blessing, because they reveal the power and authority of God to take on anything the world brings to oppose believers. Luke is a doctor, so in his gospel we know he writes about legitimate physical infirmities Jesus healed by His Word/Voice. Certainly, Jesus has authority over physical, emotional, and spiritual sickness. As well, Jesus has authority over nature, Satan, and the forces of evil. There is nothing that escapes the reach of Jesus for salvation and restoration. Rest in the Truth, today!

Luke 4:38-41 NLT Jesus Heals Many People
38 After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon’s home, where he found Simon’s mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,” everyone begged. 39 Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them.

40 As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one. 41 Many were possessed by demons; and the demons came out at his command, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But because they knew he was the Messiah, he rebuked them and refused to let them speak.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for being every aspect of my salvation for eternity and for life on earth. Help me to stay focused on your sufficiency, today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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