Life Is Not What It Should Be

In Culture, Daily Devotional, Faith Journey, Social Issues, Spiritual Growth by Kirk Giles

Theme of the Week: Brokenness Is Real

Bible Verse: “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.” Romans 8:22, ESV

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-25

Life is not as it should be. This is an obvious statement, and one we all know to be true deep down in our hearts.

As a Christian, it is often difficult to match up the words of Jesus with our reality. Whether it is in our own life or when we look around the world, we do not often see “abundant life” or people who are at rest.

God says he designed our marriages to be “one.” Still, even good marriages do not seem to be experiencing a full sense of oneness.

When you look in the mirror, do you see someone who is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” or do you see something else?

These realities do not even begin to include the division, pain, and tensions over a global pandemic, racial injustices, economic inequality, and more.

Suffering is real and calls us to look for answers. In today’s devotional, and throughout this week, we will explore the reality of our brokenness as men and where we can find hope.

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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the co-lead pastor of Forward Church in Cambridge, ON. He was formerly the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.
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Kirk Giles
Kirk Giles is the co-lead pastor of Forward Church in Cambridge, ON. He was formerly the President of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus. However, his most important roles as a man are husband to Shannon and father to Carter, Joshua, Sydney and Samuel. He is also the author of The Seasons of Fatherhood.