Devotions: Persevering When Nothing Seems to Happen

Now that healthcare students are about a month into another year, the realities of heavy academic loads are setting in once again.  Good intentions – especially in terms of staying connected to God and each other – are getting harder to follow through on.

On our Philadelphia campuses, we’re reminding each other to stay in God’s Word and prayer regularly as one key to staying strong spiritually.  At the same time, it’s easy to spend time with God and not get the tangible feeling of connection with God we were hoping for, and begin to give up.

While the desire for intimate communion with God is good, the following (short) post from Jon Bloom of Desiring God Ministries (affiliated with John Piper) gives us 5 reasons to spend time with God that go beyond emotional experience, and encourage us to persevere when the going gets tough.

Devotions Aren’t Magic

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About Bryan Stoudt

On my personal website (bryanstoudt.com), I help Christians follow Jesus in a noisy, broken world. I also have the privilege of helping Philadelphia's healthcare students and professionals do this as Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). More information at cmdaphiladelphia.org. On a personal note, I'm fortunate to be married to my wonderful wife, Sharon. Together, we have four fantastic children. In my spare time, I enjoy roasting coffee, running, reading and learning foreign languages.
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