December 8, 2023

Praising, At Peace

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“My spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me.”—Luke 1:47–49 NLT

Mary was skeptical. The angel declared she would give birth to a son, but this seemed unlikely. She asked a logical question: “How can this happen? I am a virgin” (v. 34).

Having been reassured that nothing was impossible with God, she declared her willingness to stop doubting and believe. She told the angel, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true” (v. 38).

A brief time later, we see Mary visiting her cousin, Elizabeth, who described how the child within her “jumped for joy” when Mary approached. With a supernatural understanding, Elizabeth declared, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed.” Then, summarizing what had been revealed to her, Elizabeth said: “You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said” (vs. 42–45).

All doubts had disappeared. Totally submitted to God, Mary was ready to do whatever He asked. Knowing she was just a servant, she marveled that God called her for this special assignment. Her heart was filled with praise. She did not complain or question but rejoiced!

When we think of the situations we face, it can be natural to be skeptical. These are moments to remember Mary’s response. Our lives are transformed when we trust God! Don’t resist but believe. Remember that with Him, nothing is impossible. Instead of dwelling on questions, respond with faith and praise!

Reflection Question: Write a praise to God for His ability to do more than what you can imagine.

Prayer
Father, I rejoice in Your goodness to me. I trust You. I believe that with You, nothing is impossible. I praise You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 1

Prayer
Father, I rejoice in Your goodness to me. I trust You. I believe that with You, nothing is impossible. I praise You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 1