In Touch Devotional 23 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 23 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 23 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

Welcome to Dr Charles Stanley’s In Touch Daily Devotional for Thursday 22nd September 2022. May the Almighty God bless and prosper you as you study His Word, Amen!

IN TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, FRIDAY

Topic: Confronting Conflict
Because God is in control, we don’t have to react to conflict with fear and anger.

Dr Charles Stanley Devotional September 23, 2022

Scripture: Galatians 2:11-16

When people argue, they can say harsh words, create turmoil, and cause emotional pain. But there’s hope—our beliefs can positively influence how we respond in conflict. Consider God’s sovereignty, for example. If you believe the scriptures proclaiming God’s rule over nature (Psalm 135:6), government (Job 12:23), and mankind (Acts 17:25), then you know that nothing in heaven or on earth is hidden from Him or outside of His control.

This means our heavenly Father, who has promised to protect His children, knows when people verbally attack us. Nothing can touch us apart from His permissive will. His sovereign control also gives Him the power to work pain into something beneficial (Romans 8:28). We have hope because His will cannot be thwarted, even in bad circumstances. When we believe in the Lord’s sovereign rule, our perspective on conflict changes. Instead of responding with fear, anger, or resentment, we turn to Him for guidance.

Fighting is inevitable in our fallen world. When it’s our fault, we are to apologize; when others are responsible, we may have to confront them. But regardless of the circumstances, we’re called to forgive without exception—and we can because God is in control. As Christ’s ambassadors, the way we respond matters.

Bible in One Year: Obadiah 1:1-21; Jonah 1-4

In Touch Devotional 23 September 2022 || Dr Charles Stanley

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