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Joni And Friends 1 June 2022 Devotional | If You Can Glorify God In This...
Joni And Friends Daily Devotional

Joni And Friends 1 June 2022 Devotional | If You Can Glorify God In This…

Joni And Friends 1 June 2022 Devotional | If You Can Glorify God In This...

Joni And Friends 1 June 2022 Devotional | If You Can Glorify God In This…

Read and Meditate on Today’s Joni and Friends Daily Devotional for Wednesday 1st June 2022 written by Joni Eareckson-Tada. May the Lord bless you as you study!

JUNE 1, 2022 JONI AND FRIENDS DAILY DEVOTIONAL

TODAY’S TOPIC: IF YOU CAN GLORIFY GOD IN THIS…

You hear mothers say it all the time.

Their kids want to stay home, complaining of cramps or a headache. But as soon as the school bus leaves the corner, they bound out of bed, crank up a computer game, turn on the TV, or run downstairs to raid the fridge.

And what do moms all over the world say?

“If you’re well enough to do that, then you’re well enough to go to school.”

I heard a similar line while cutting back on sugar a few months ago. At a friend’s house, I turned down a luscious-looking piece of walnut cake topped with whipped cream icing, sprinkled with nuts.

My friend regarded me for a moment. “If you can turn down this,” she said, “then you can turn down anything.”

Maybe you’ve said something similar as a student, taking way too many units for your own good—and working nights to boot. As the pressure builds, the midnight oil burns, term paper deadlines loom, and finals creep toward you like dark clouds on the horizon, you hear yourself say something like this: “If I can make it through this semester, I can make it through anything!”

You can almost hear God say the same thing to us

…as we absorb crushing disappointments

…or wrestle with a complicated, confusing family problem

…or struggle to learn contentment in the midst of a painful illness

…or tearfully accept the sudden loss of a loved one.

We might at first think it curious that God so often uses suffering to make our lives “to the praise of his glory,” as it says in Ephesians. I mean, aren’t there better ways we can glorify God? Or at least easier ones?

But do you know what God says to us?

“If you can praise and glorify me in this circumstance, my child, you can glorify me in anything.”

In other words, whenever a Christian is found faithful in affliction, repaying good for evil, returning love for abuse, holding steadfast through suffering, or loving in the middle of loneliness and grief, the Lord receives the truest, brightest, most radiant kind of glory possible. And if we can be found giving him praise and honor in that manner, God will open up all kinds of new opportunities, new circumstances in which to give him glory. He’ll do so because he knows we can be trusted, we can handle it with his grace.

Maybe today you just can’t see glory to God issuing forth from your response to adversity. The laundry is piling up, your friend continues to misunderstand you, you haven’t had a restful weekend in who-knows-how-long, and you seem to acquire one miserable sinus infection after another.

Let me tell you something. If you can glorify God through a patient, trusting response to your troubles right now—if you can!—then you can glorify God anytime, anywhere, in anything.

Wayside Interlude

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12, RSV

Thanks for reading Today’s Joni And Friends 1 June 2022 Devotional | If You Can Glorify God In This…
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