Daily Devotional July 11, 2022

Don served in the Gulf War.  Don was wounded.  Some wounds never heal.

Yesterday, just as I stood up to preach the sermon, there was a commotion on the far side of the praise and worship center.  Don was having seizures.

One of the true blessings in our church is we have many medical professionals and first responders.

They were able to care for Don until the ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital.

Yesterday afternoon, Tiffany and Don called.  He had been released from the hospital and was doing well.  

I said, “I’ve seen a lot of ways people have tried to get out of hearing my sermon, but you take the cake.”  Don said, “I did what I had to do.”

I really like Don’s sense of humor.

Sadly, Don will carry his battle wounds for the rest of his life.

Wounds can be physical, emotional, or spiritual.  Some wounds last a lifetime.  

Just know, whatever wound you may carry, one day, the Great Healer will make you whole.  This is God’s promise.

In the book of Revelation, God promises to set all things right, heal all our wounds, and make us new.  God always keeps his promise.  

This is how I know the pains you carry in this life will end.  The Bible says: “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals.  He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and be their God; he will wipe every tear from their eyes.  Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.”(Revelation 21:3-5a)

Whatever wound, pain, or impediment you carry, remember, the Great Physician brings hope, peace, and healing.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, today I give you my wounds and pains.  Make me whole so I may be used for your service.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

I promise, God will heal you in this life or the life to come.  It’s God’s promise.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins