Daily Devotional for September 1, 2021

While karma is a distinctly Hindu and Buddhist concept, I do think there’s something to “What Goes Around, Comes Around.”  I am a good example.

For fifty-six years, I was the ultimate carnivore/junk food junkie.  If it had saturated fats, sugar, and ingredients that not even God could pronounce, I ate it.  

In addition, I made fun of vegetarians and vegans.  Then, my eating habits caught up to me.

Now, I eat a Whole-Food Plant-Based diet, which makes vegetarians and vegans look like sissies.

That’s what I get for making fun of them.

For fifty-seven years, I was convinced yoga was not real exercise, just a bunch of hippies laying on nap mats pretending to workout.

I even made fun of my yoga loving daughter.  Then, my stiffness caught up to me.

Now, I do yoga six days a week.

That’s what I get for making fun of yoga loving hippies.

The point to this rambling devotional is to never say never.

Saul was determined to destroy Christianity.  Then, Saul became Paul.

Jonah was determined to never go to Nineveh.  Then, God used Jonah to save Nineveh.

The Pharoah was determined the Israelites would never escape.  Then, God parted the Red Sea.

When Gabriel explained to Mary that the impossible was possible, the angel said, “For nothing is impossible for God.”  (Luke 1:37)

That was the moment Mary agreed to be Jesus’ mother.

If you are looking at life and believing it will never get better, remember who your God is.  No challenge is beyond God’s capacity.  There is always hope.

So, today, no matter what is happening in your life, don’t despair.  God’s here.  God loves you.  God always brings good.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, when the circumstances of life are overwhelming, remind me of your power, grace, and love.  Help me remind others.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Never say never because never is forever.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins