So this verse was right on time for me today! How important it is for us to stand on the truth that we know, rather than relying upon our feelings and wayward perceptions. This passage reminds me that I am often stronger than I believe myself to be (and we learned this in children’s ministry this past weekend) because the same Power who raised Jesus from the grave is present in our hearts, too.
These are my brief reflections on the verse from 2 Timothy 1. What are your thoughts?
PS — I thought I would share a humorous anecdote from children’s ministry this past weekend: I was talking to Child A when Child B interrupted and tried to get my attention. I countered by gently informing Child B that I was having a conversation with Child A, and that I would speak with Child B as soon as I was done. Without skipping a beat, Child B then asked me, “Teacher, what is a ‘conversation’?” I chuckled and explained what it was, and she looked at me with fresh understanding as she went on her way.
I can’t help but wonder if that is how the Lord deals with us. If there is a delay, He may be asking me to wait, but He clearly has His eye on me (even when I think He’s busy) and then addresses my concerns with tenderness and love — maybe even a chuckle or two as well! 🧡