You have the ability to live a liberated life, free from sin and full of God’s goodness, grace, and mercy. When you obey Him, you can anticipate that He will reveal exciting new things to you. Never forget – the keys to crossing any bridge successfully is faith and obedience.
If you think your life is beyond repair or your best days are all behind you, you’re wrong. If you think it’s impossible for God to bring good out of bad, you’re wrong. No matter how broken your life may seem, no matter how badly things have fallen apart, Jesus can make you whole again.
Some people speak with a great deal of authority about what God is doing right now. I’m always amazed because I can never figure out God that quickly. I usually understand what God is doing by seeing it through the rearview mirror. Only then can I connect the dots, and even then, it’s a pretty dodgy sketch. Maybe that’s why the Bible described what we are often doing as looking through a mirror dimly. The Bible says that right now we only know “in part” and that one day, after we’ve gone, we’ll know “in full.” That makes more sense to me because it means our understanding will always have gaps and gaps are good because they leave room for God to fill in the spaces.
Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as to the Lord.” It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.
Everything has changed because of what we’re facing, but nothing has changed in terms of who He is in our midst. “He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”