101 Devotionals for Boys from the Lives of Great Christians and 101 Devotionals for Girls from the Lives of Great Christians will both be published in 2017. We’re publishing one or two devotionals a week to give you a taste of what you’ll get in those two gift books. This one is based on a story from Lights in a Dark Place: True Stories of God at Work in Colombia (Hidden Heroes #5).
When he was saved, Marco Franco’s life changed miraculously. God told him, “You are my child, and I love you.” He changed from living for himself to living for God and others.
But then, because of his new faith in Jesus, Marco was beaten almost to death. And temptation came! How could his former friends do that? How could a loving God let this happen?
Would you be angry against people who had beaten you like this?
The tempter came, speaking evil words to Marco. “You’re no Christian. No Christian would want to hurt his enemies like you do.” A storm raged in Marco’s heart.
But Marco knew he was forgiven and loved. Finally he was able to resist the devil by speaking truth, he forgave his enemies, and God delivered him from his dark thoughts.
Sometimes the enemy might whisper evil words to you too. But you can stand against the devil and trust in God and His truth.
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” ~James 4:7b
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are stronger than the power of evil. Help me to resist the devil and his temptations in my life.