Clouds Mountains & Stars

May 24-30


May 24-30 Family Devotions
Part 1

These short devotions are from Sally Lloyd-Jones’ book,
“Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.”

Week of May 24-30



Have you noticed that when it’s cloudy you can’t see the stars? And that sometimes clouds can even hide mountains from you?

For a moment it seems as if there are no stars shining, no mountains standing.

Have the mountains moved? Have the stars stopped shining?

No. The clouds have just hidden them.

Feelings can be like clouds—they blow in and hide things from us. Sometimes they tell us God doesn’t care. Or that God is far away.

The writer Amy Carmichael said, “Our feelings do not affect God’s facts.”

Our feelings come and go. But God stays the same. His promises are still shining.

“God is greater than our feelings.”
—1 John 3.20


Is there a place you know of where there’s a great view of Mount Rainier? Where is it?

And what happens when it’s a cloudy, rainy day? Can you still see Mount Rainier? Is it still there even when you can’t see it?

Do you ever have feelings that come in like clouds? What should we do when we have those kinds of feelings?

Family Project

Pray together: God, thank you for always being there and for always being the same. Help us to trust you in everything. Amen.