Daily Devotions
 

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Sue Berkoben

We often ask, “Why do bad things have to happen to good people?”
We will never fully understand that, but we can be encouraged by Jesus’
words in John 16:33, “In this world, you will have trials and tribulation, 
but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”

            What about the young father who dies from injuries as a result of a 
automobile accident?  Where is the good in that?  Nobody will ever have an exact
answer for that, but maybe it shows a merciful God who let the young father come home
to heaven instead of spending a miserable, painful life here on earth.

            What about the mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer?  Where is the
good in that?  However, in a routine MRI, a malignant brain tumor was discovered
resulting in a surgery that saved her life and treatment that put the breast cancer in
remission.

            We have to have faith that no matter what happens; God is always caring for
us!  It just might not be in the way we were expecting. In Isaiah 55:8-9, God said,
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”.

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