about the devotion

What is my default mode when those troubles rush in, when I feel trapped by life, by circumstances, by weariness? When I want to quit? What is yours?

Each of us is on a pilgrimage. Jesus said that He came to give His people abundant life. But He also told His disciples that in this life we will have troubles (John 16:33). Some days joy and purpose fuel our journey, other days we struggle to “keep on keeping on”. Weariness, at the thought of taking one more step, tempts us to sit down and refuse to move. How can we continue to walk by faith when circumstances crush our plans, crush our dreams, shatter our personal worlds?

Throughout this devotional series, we’ll take a look at how some people in Scripture faced hard places. Their responses to life crashing down on them become classrooms where we learn what structures in their lives created protective fences when they might have been tempted to run away. We will consider how our response to the invitation to taste and see that the Lord is good, (Psalm 38:4), creates a default mode that will either fuel our life pilgrimages with hope or leave us hopeless and helpless.

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