Daily Devotion-December 30, 2022

Daily Devotion-December 30, 2022

Matthew 28:20

[Jesus said] “Surely I am with you always until the end of the age.”

Dear Lord Jesus,

As we come to the end of another year, we thank you for this reminder. With all that happens in our lives, being separated from family members, sickness, diseases, conflicts, and then there is the national and global stuff, we can start to feel lonely and depressed. You have given us this promise to be with us until time ends.

So reflecting on the past year, we pray for forgiveness which only comes from your suffering and death on that cursed tree. Please forgive all our sins, and we pray that you will continue to send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith in the coming year.

Therefore considering the coming new year, first, we pray that you will sustain the faith of all your believers. Second, we pray you will give us the courage to share the good news of your salvation with those who do not know your love and mercy. We pray that you will use us to share your word, touching and changing hearts to repent and desire your forgiveness. So that through faith, they, too, will know you are always with them. Regardless of challenges happening at home or abroad, please guide us by your promise that you will be with us to the end of the age. Amen

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Sins turn us away from God, but repentance turns us back to the cross and Christ; at the cross, you receive his complete pardon for all your sins, and you are restored to God. Can we ever reflect on this too much?