Today's devotion is based on 2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we live by faith, not by sight."
Christians worldwide are often harassed and persecuted for their faith in Jesus. Their lives are full of the same suffering and pain as those around them, despite their allegiance to the God who they believe created the universe. They say that God is their Father and that he loves them, but Christians also get sick and die, just like everyone else.
Christ's kingdom is not of this world. We, just like all the Christians before us, live by faith, not by sight. We know God's promises are true because we know that he is truthful. We know that he is truthful because he kept his promise to send his Son as Savior of humanity, so he will also keep his promise to love us as his dear children for the sake of Jesus. And finally, we know that God will keep his last promises when he comes to take us to live with him forever in heaven.
These bodies we live in may be fragile, and the world we live in full of peril, but we live by faith, not by sight. Our king, the Lord Jesus Christ, will never break his promises.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, increase my faith so that in times of trouble, I will trust your word even when my eyes tell me there is reason to doubt. Keep my faith focused on Jesus, who rose from the dead and who will give me eternal life by his side. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.