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Lenten Devotion March 1

By: Lisa Ann Johnson
Readings: Psalm 39; Ezekiel 17:1-10; Romans 2:12-16

Walking Boldly in Uncertainty

The Psalmist reminds us that only God knows how many days we have on earth and of the struggle to understand what it is we are supposed to speak up for. If we are not striving for earthly treasures, what is it we are supposed to do while we await God’s call?

The passage from Ezekiel reminds us that part of walking faithfully is trusting God to help us understand what He is saying when we need to understand it. To embrace the messages, sometimes confusing, that He sends us. Whether it’s a parable about eagles planting seeds or a calling in your own life, each of us must remember to have the courage to trust that God will help us understand what He is saying when we need to understand it, and not a moment too soon.

Finally, the passage from Romans reminds us that God has written the law in our hearts. When we are not sure what to do, we must have the courage to step out and continue to act, relying on the good sense God has given us to sort out the right path from the wrong.

Lord, help us walk with you. Help us boldly walk as Christians in this world, relying on your Word and the intuition you have given each of us. Let us be comfortable with ambiguity, and grace us with the certainty of faith as we try to navigate the path you have laid out for us.

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