Friday, May 6, 2011

God was tempted

We have started the book of Mark! If you would like to join us, here is the devotional for today's reading.

Mark has very little preamble. It jumps right into the action!

And He was there in the wilderness forty days,
tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts;
and the angels ministered to Him.
Mark 1:13

This ties in with the post I did about how Jesus knows how I feel. We really do serve a God who knows what it's like to be human. Not only did Jesus experience the full range of emotions, He was tempted by Satan.

It is really reassuring to me that God knows how I feel. I do not have to go through struggles alone, because there is Someone who understands and is always available for comfort and help.

Father, I love you! Thank You for the Sabbath, for the time to spend with You. Please forgive me for not acting like You today, for letting my frustrations turn me angry and a bit bitter. Change my heart, Lord! Help me to be like You. I pray for this in Jesus' name, Amen.


Missie said...

I am not sure I ever looked at that verse...well the second part of it...the angels ministered to him. Even though he was "alone" God was still with him.

Cassandra said...

I love that we are never truly alone! We may feel like it but God is always with us. It's so comforting!