Center of Hope Devotion – June 15, 2021

Dear Friends,

Millions of people have watched on television as high-wire artist Nik Wallenda has crossed chasms sometimes with a safety harness, sometimes without. Praying to and praising Jesus during his high-wire walks Wallenda has overcome dusty wire, wet wire, poor visibility and wind.

Reading the Book of Job is like watching one Wallenda’s death-defying crossings.

Job walked the tightrope between pleading his innocence before God and asking Him for an explanation:

“I say to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me. Does it please you to oppress me?” (Job 10:2–3).

What do you do when something terrible happens to you, threatening to send your faith plummeting? If you are like Job, you will struggle, wavering between confidence in God and questioning Him. But if you keep praying to and praising Jesus, you can make it.

Challenge for Today: Whenever your faith wavers, steady yourself by kneeling down to pray.