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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Monday, January 14 2019

Lessons on faith can come from unexpected places-like the one I learned from my 110-pound, black Labrador retriever, "Bear." Bear's large metal water bowl was located in a corner of the kitchen. Whenever it was empty, he wouldn't bark or paw at it. Instead, he would lie down quietly beside it and wait. Sometimes he would have to wait several minutes, but Bear had learned to trust that I would eventually walk into the room, see him there, and provide what he needed. His simple faith in me reminded me of my need to place more trust in God.

 

The Bible tells us that "faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1). The foundation of this confidence and assurance is God Himself, who "rewards those who earnestly seek him" (v. 6). God is faithful to keep His promises to all who believe and come to Him through Jesus.

 

Sometimes having faith in "what we do not see" isn't easy. But we can rest in God's goodness and His loving character, trusting that His wisdom is perfect in all things-even when we have to wait. He is always faithful to do what He says: to save our eternal souls and meet our deepest needs, now and forever.

 
Prayer for Today

 

Almighty Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to always take care of me. Help me to trust You and to rest in Your perfect love today. Amen.

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