Devotional July 7th It is well

Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV) 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

There are times when going through hard places I can no longer rely on the knowledge I have of God. It is at those times I walk out and look at the stars and try to imagine how many, how big, and far apart they are.

Then I stop to contemplate God making those same stars for my enjoyment. It is then my problems seem so small in compared to the God who loves us.

Love gives way to faith and I see “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” and I rise above the waves of doubt and peace fills my soul. “It is well with my soul” and His will be done.

– Pastor Jeffery Lane