Sunday Devotional: Matthew 11:1-6

“When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.  Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”  And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.  And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

John the Baptist was in jail and was discouraged.  He sent his disciples to see Jesus to ask Him if He was the Messiah.  Jesus tells John’s disciples to see and take note of what Jesus was doing and report back to John.  Jesus was the Messiah and the proof was in the work He was doing.

We all have times when we get discouraged.  But we are not alone through those discouraging times.  We have the Holy Spirit there as followers of Jesus to comfort and encourage us through those discouraging times.  God is in control and knows and understands what we’re going through.

If this is a discouraging time, remember that you’re not alone.  If you are encouraged, share that with someone.  Let others know why you’re encouraged.

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