Daily Devotional July 12, 2022

This past Sunday was an incredibly weird, extremely hot day.

The air-conditioning went out in the sanctuary, which meant moving all the worship services to Grobowsky Hall. This would not have been a problem except people who are allergic to sitting on the front row had no other option. I could tell they felt uncomfortably close to me.

Then, in the second service, there was a medical emergency, which meant dismissing everyone about halfway through the service.

Just for the record, Barbara was very upset when she learned she missed the one service where I didn’t have time to preach a sermon.

Then, that afternoon, as I was driving home, Shannon called to tell me the air-conditioning at our house was not working. My comfortable house had turned into a sauna. It was 107 degrees outside. 

On a scale of one to ten, this past Sunday was a four. It was a real stinker.

Life is like that. Some days are good. Some days, not so much. But having a good or bad day does not negate the fact that God is very good. All God asks is we trust him through thick and thin. God will do the heavy lifting in our lives.

Scripture says, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7)

I hope your day goes very well but if the unexpected and unwanted happens, don’t let it somehow dissuade you from loving the God who loves you.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, no matter what the momentary joys or afflictions I face, help me remember and cling to your goodness and mercy. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Don’t get me wrong, not everyone at our church had a bad Sunday. The people who got to hear my sermon in the first service were incredibly blessed.

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