Embracing the Uncertain

40 Devotions for Unsteady Times

By Magrey deVega Published
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Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruption of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail.

Uncertainty can definitely be uncomfortable. Many of us prefer stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny.

The reality is that in our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It's those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many "unknowns" who will reap the greatest rewards. Embracing the Uncertain invites readers this Lent to engage and wrestle with life's uncertainties, not ignore them.

This 40-day devotional journey is the perfect companion piece to the book and includes Scripture, reflections, and prayers for each day to help you renew your heart during Lent.

About the Author

Magrey deVega

Magrey deVega is the Senior Pastor at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of Awaiting the Already: An Advent Journey through the Gospels. He is also the Leadership Editor for Covenant Bible Study, overseeing the weekly small group classroom experience.  He is a contributor to the The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual 2016; Feasting on the Gospels: John;  and the forthcoming Ultimate Lectionary Sermon Series Guide.  He has written leader’s guides and program manuals for numerous small group materials including Counterfeit Christianity: The Persistence of Errors in the Church; Earn. Save. Give: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money; and Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith. He is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and he is the father of two daughters, Grace and Madelyn.