Daily Reading & Prayer

Pass / Fail

May 5, 2022


Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Psalms 34:18, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”


Sometimes life feels like an intense exam that we didn’t study for. Totally unaware that we’d be taking a test, we look down and realize we’ve been studying the wrong book. Suddenly, we find ourselves faced with the ultimate exam, and failure isn’t an option. Feeling overwhelmed and afraid, what do we do? When health issues arise, when a family is shaken by tragedy, when finances are sparse – when life rocks us to the core with an unexpected challenge — we have two options: we can shrink to human logic and spin our wheels looking for answers or we can stop, look up and give the situation to the One who is the answer – Jesus!

Though He’s the answer, Jesus will never force us to put our trust in Him; we must make that choice. God didn’t create us so that He could watch us struggle on our own. He wants to give us the answers we need. He wants us to feel the peace of His presence and the security of knowing He’s in control. All we need to do is ask. Have you put your faith in Jesus? Is your heart His home? Because He always knows what we need when we need it. We may not always get the results we expected, but with God, we’ll always pass the test.


The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” God wants us to pause, feel His presence, and acknowledge His sovereign power. A great way to do this is by listening to worship music. Start by selecting “Fellowship Creative” on the FC app to hear some of their latest releases.


Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and always knowing what I need when I need it. I feel secure in Your strength, and Your constant presence gives me peace. When I need answers, help me to look to You first. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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