Earthly Trials – Good News for July 29

29 07 2010

John 11:19-27

Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother Lazarus, who had died. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.”

Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.”

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and anyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”

The Daily Path: Lord. this morning my heart is filled with anger and I long for justice. Unlock the grace of the Holy Spirit within me. Remove the rage. Remove the desire for vengeance against one who has acted against me and my family. Show me the strength to find forgiveness. Grant me the wisdom to firmly believe in you so that I may rise above this. Please Father, lead me to your peace.

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7 08 2010
Carolina Maine

I have had this feeling-this anger when others have hurt my family. It is a deep and gripping pain that is horribly dark. I will pray for you to find an alternate path-so you will feel the peace you seek.

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