Author: Andi Potter — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: July 9, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

I know what to do. I know how to act, how to look, how to speak. I can recite His words from memory. I know how to find Bible verses in thirty seconds flat. I go to church every week, and I take sermon notes. I can show everyone that I follow Him. I know what to do. I know what I should do. I know I should read the Bible every day. I can talk to Him whenever I want, and I should do it every day. I know He loves me, and I should praise Him for it. I know I should tell everyone I meet about Him. I should feel confident because I know the Good News. I know what I should do. I don’t know what to do. I don’t always feel His presence. I don’t feel peaceful or strong; I feel anxious. I don’t know whether I am serving Him or only my own pride. I don’t feel full of love and hope; I feel like a decorated empty shell. I don’t feel like His child; I feel like an imposter. I don’t know what to do. He knows me. He knows my every fault and failure. He understands my joy and pain, my strongest desires, and my deepest regrets. He calls me to His side, even when I am too self-focused to hear. He claimed me as His own before I took my first breath. He tells me nothing in this or any world can stop His love for me. He knows me, and that’s all I need to know. • Andi Potter • Read John 3:16-21 and Ephesians 2:1-10. Jesus died for our sins and rose from the grave. Why are we secure if our faith is in Jesus alone? Why are we secure if we know Him and He knows us, even when we have done wrong things? (To learn more about what it means to know Jesus, check out our “Know Jesus” page.) • Read Psalm 139:7-12. What does the psalmist say about how far Jesus is willing to pursue you? • Read Romans 8:38-39. In Christ, can anything separate you from God’s love for you? Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 139; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 11:1