From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
This verse haunts me. Many folks gave up following Jesus when things became hard for them to understand, or he said things they did not think were possible. When he shattered their preconceived notions of religious things or confronted them about their motives, they left and gave up following him. What will I do when things get difficult in my discipleship and I can’t figure out all the answers to what is going on? I hope, pray, and trust that I will follow until the way and the will of the LORD become clearer!
Awesome God, I confess openly that I cannot begin to understand all the complexities of your will and how you work in our world. But Father, when I’m confused, please bring people into my life who will help me hang on to my faith until the confusion passes. And today, dear LORD, please use me to help bless people struggling with their faith. In Jesus’ name, I ask it. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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