4/10/14 Daily Devotion

Matthew 27:32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross.

Can you imagine how Simon felt? One moment he was standing in the crowd, and the next he was on display along with Jesus. How did this make him feel? What did he see as he gazed into the eyes of those gathered along the path? What did he hear flowing from their mouths? We can sympathize, in a small way, with Simon. While we will never know exactly how he felt as he walked that final journey with Jesus, we do know how it feels, at times, to have people lined up along the path of our lives sharing their opinions and/or feelings on what they see happening. This is not usually a place of comfort or relaxation. This is usually a place of heartache and despair. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop this processional from occurring, but we can choose how we react to such situations. When faced with this, we must turn towards the face of God. We must seek His strength and guidance. We must reach for His acceptance of our lives, His acceptance of our actions. We must remind ourselves that His opinion is the one that truly matters. This can be difficult because those jeering voices always seem louder than the voice of God, but it is possible.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me to hear Your voice rise above the difficulties within my life.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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