Today's devotion is based on John 17:11, "[Jesus said] Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one."
There are times when we might feel strong enough to face any challenge life throws at us. But I think we often feel vulnerable and weak in the face of the many challenges we meet each day in our families, on our job, and maybe especially in our hearts.
Jesus knows this about us. It's why he offered the prayer he did in John chapter 17. Jesus prayed that your Father in heaven would keep you safe by being your strength. And he will because our heavenly Father in heaven accepted Jesus' sacrifice for sins on the cross. So nothing is standing between you and your God. He is right beside you, in front of you, and behind you, as only he can so that you can walk through life confident that you will always be cared for in your times of need.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Father in heaven, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for watching over and protecting me by your almighty power. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.