April 15, 2023 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Cheri Cowell –


The oldest member of the church was talking to the new minister. “I am 90 years old, sir, and I haven’t an enemy in the world.”


The minister responded with great interest, “That is a great feat.”


Proud, the woman added, “Yes sir, I’m thankful to say that I’ve outlived ’em all.”


If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve developed a few enemies, or possibly friends turned enemies. Sometimes it is something we’ve done, or should have done. But there are times when a friend sets himself or herself against us for no discernable reason.


We can work hard to make peace with all people, but this becomes difficult when we don’t know the problem. We need to trust that God knows the circumstances and then set about aligning our ways with His. We aren’t to worry about the situation, but instead we are called to leave it in God’s hands. In the end, when we don’t expect it, our right living coupled with a grace-filled God will produce the peace between friends that we’d hoped would come.


“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7 NKJV).  

Prayer: My heart is heavy when I think about this friend who has turned against me. I will take this advice and focus on living right while trusting You to bring peace between us.


About Cheri Cowell

Cheri Cowell is the author of the new Bible study, Parables and Word Pictures of the New Testament: Following God series
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