Daily Devotions
 

Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

During the weeks of Fall, our Daily Devotions are being written by members of Good Shepherd.  Each day one of your brothers or sisters in Christ will be reflecting on faith and life as we all adjust to many changes in our world.  I pray these writings will inspire, comfort and challenge you to grow in faith.  Our dedicated authors have written about their insights, joys and struggles and have been courageous enough to share them with us so that we can also ponder where God is showing up in our own lives. 

As a way to encourage the writers and each other I invite you to share a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the page each day.

Pastor Heidi Johns

Daily Devotion
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Betsy Fields

As I prayed about my devotional, several things came to mind, but I think it’s understandable that what’s in the forefront is still my/our grief over losing (my son) Josh.  It’s still overwhelming. 

In all things, give thanks.

Yet, almost immediately after his death, God’s perfect timing, and my urgent need for thankfulness in all things, became apparent.  Pastor Pat gave us immediate attention and after her sincere and faith-filled words of sympathy, she asked the most precious question - ‘did Josh get to see the newest Star Wars movie?’  I was so thankful for that brief lightening of the mood, and for her special and intimate awareness of how important that question was.  ‘Yes, Nick took Josh to see it.’

In all things, give thanks.

The days and months that followed, showed me how perfect God’s timing is/was and how I became blatantly aware of how thankful I am/was in everything that transpired.

In all things, give thanks.

Those who knew Josh, would likely know he could be a bit fearful of the future, mainly of further illness, and of the uncertainty of what the end would be like.  (He was, however, certain of eternal life - thankfully).  God’s timing ensured that Josh was saved from that, and escaped the fear of possibly contracting Covid-19, which would have been a horrific nightmare.

In all things, give thanks.

The outpouring of love and concern from our church family and friends, was beyond anything we could ever have imagined.  We are so eternally grateful to God for putting you in our lives/bringing us together.

Praise God, in ALL Things.

See the perfection in God’s flawless timing.

Acts 1:7,  Eccles. 3:1-17, 8:6,  1 Peter 5:6-7, 6-11,  1 Thess. 5:18,   Coloss. 3:17

Phill. 4:6,   Ps. 106:1,   1 Tim. 4:4-5

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Dianne G. Gebhardt-French

Betsy, This is incredible. Thoughtful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing. Peace.


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Danelle Buelsing

Betsy, I'm giving thanks for all parts of your healing journey. Thanks for sharing your story.


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Carol Wuebbling

Your insights are wonderful, Betsy, and confirm what we all feel...that God was so wise when He chose you to be Josh's nurturing, faith-filled Mom

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