Perspective 
This devotional was written by Jim Burns

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. —James 4:7-8

The young woman in the chair tapped her feet.

Nervous…

Worried…

Confused…

Frustrated…

A tear tumbled down her cheek and dropped on the floor.

She took a deep breath and quit tapping her feet.

Then she stood… walked to her dresser and picked up a small, simple wooden cross. For a moment all was quiet as she focused on that cross.

She stared intently…

The cross grabbed her attention.

After another few moments she smiled...and went on with her day.

Is there something bothering you? What are you anxious and worried about? Take a moment and look to the cross.

GOING DEEPER: 

  1. What do you see as the main point of this story? 
  2. How is James 4:7-8 a wonderful promise of God?

FURTHER READING: Psalm 66:17-20

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