I might be jobless, single, and struggling to make ends meet, but that doesn’t mean I am any less than them and my life any less worthy. It simply means God has a different direction He wants to take me.
If only I change my perspective to learn from the bitter, cherish the sweet, and appreciate the peculiar blend the two make.
Struggling is a part of life. It’s a part of change. It’s a part of growth.
When you move from darkness to light it calls for a transformation. You’re not only now living in the light, you are called to live like a light.
When your heart is hidden in Christ, not only are you safe and satisfied, but you are allowing the Great Almighty to write a love story that is greater than anything you’ve ever thought.
Just because God defeated all of evil when Christ died and rose again didn’t mean that the world suddenly became perfect. We will always have opposition, always have a continual battle, until the day we die or Christ comes back for the church.
We will become more than we ever thought we could. But unlike flowers and trees, whose seed breaks once to reach their potential, we likely will have to break many times.
He writes a new story in our hearts. He removes the storyline of pain and sorrow to a plot of joy and gratitude. He erases the anger and jealousy, and pens in love and connection.
I doubt that He would have me lose heart, have shattered dreams, a worn-out body, and a hopeless spirit. I doubt that He would give me dreams and passions and abilities without chances to use them and live them out.
Real love is not something we understand. As much as He is love, He is also righteous and just. He is holy and pure. He looks with disgrace upon sin, but still loves the sinner.