Friday, August 25, 2023


Today’s Reading: Job 29-30

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Many people pass through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem every day to and from the market and work.

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Key Verse: Job 30:20a

I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!


Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention may seem to fail! As we hang in there in our readings, we’ll actually find a happy ending.

In our time, many have suffered more than Job. In concentration camps, war, crimes against humanity, families, houses, land, friends, possessions, and life itself have been lost. Seeing this, people ask, “So where is your God?…Why does He allow this?” The answer for our minds says, “God gave us free will and He refuses to make us less than human by turning us into robots and puppets which He manipulates.” We have used our freedom to hurt each other and there are dire consequences in this life which we must endure. For the believer there is “Hope.”

So that’s a brief answer for our minds, but the answer for our hearts, our souls and spirits is in the promise of Jesus. He’s the One who changes everything! He says, “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” (John 14:33). Please read His promise found in John 11:21-27. Also read Matthew 28:1-20. Jesus cannot lie! Decide to believe Him!!! It’s your choice!


Lord Jesus, I choose to believe You! I pray that when my mind brings a doubtful thought, I will believe my beliefs and not my doubts. I know it’s not a sin to doubt, but when a doubt comes, illuminate my mind to think clearly and logically, thinking Your thoughts after You! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!


We met a wonderful lady named Amelia on one of our trips to Israel. We get to know so many precious people as we live together for two whole weeks. Amelia was driven out of a communist eastern European country, her family scattered, and her home confiscated by the state. She ended up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where she established a private hospital, through God-given business skills and her nursing profession. After the fall of communism in her homeland, she returned and knocked on the door of her home. The lady, who with her family was living in Amelia’s home, was filled with fear as she saw Amelia at the door. Homes under the new government were being restored to their rightful owners. Amelia immediately began to share the love of Christ and said, “Don’t worry, the house is yours, I’m not going to take it back. God has blessed me greatly in my new homeland of Canada.” Amelia is now 95, and while she no longer has her small hospital, she lives a blessed life!

Yours for trusting God in the good as well as the bad,


8 thoughts on “Friday, August 25, 2023

  1. God is good all the time. Job was going through so much and yet he clung to the Lord. I must do the same. Please help me Lord as I go through a difficult time now. Thank You Lord. Father, in Jesus Name, please take over. Amen. Blessings all today.

    • Father, help Doreen in all these present difficulties. Show her Your ever-present help. In all challenges, You are our champion. Thank You for being our Rock, in Jesus’s great name, amen

    • Praying God brings you through this trying time in your life Doreen. There’s times we must all feel like Job. Never give up!
      Much love going your way.

  2. Lord, I pray you will direct Doreen’s steps as she prepares to move. Give her the assurance that you are leading and guiding her and will be with her in every detail of her life. Thank you Jesus for being so faithful and loving.

    Bless each blogger and lead us in your truth, dear Lord. You are the same God that brought Job victoriously to the “other side” of his suffering. We can trust You to do it for us, also. Amen!

  3. Joining all the above in prayer for Doreen, I know the Lord will be with her, as she is a good and faithful servant of His.

  4. Amen….joining everyone in prayer for Doreen, may God’s love and strength and peace surround and guide you Doreen, in the days ahead.

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