U Turns – Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Today the GPS on my smart phone led me astray. It took me down wrong streets and repeatedly had me doing U turns. Needless to say, the experience was frustrating. I finally arrived at my destination, but not by using the GPS. I had printed directions from MapQuest.

During this period of frustration, I figured out that there are many things in my life that try to make me take a U turn from God. The world is full of spiritual gimmicks and gadgets that it promotes as tools and devices that will give us inner peace. These tricks will leave us frustrated and far from peace.

However, there is no gimmick. If you want peace and a deeper faith and knowledge of God then you have to go to the cross of Christ. At the cross, Jesus died for our sin. Sin cancelled our peace with God, diminished our understanding of God and robbed us of faith in God.

However, on the cross Christ conquered sin and restored to those who believe all that was lost. Paul said, “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way” (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

If you are tired of doing U turns in your faith journey, get to the cross of Christ and the “peace of God which transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) will be given to you along with anything else you lack.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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