Have you ever thought of life in general as a disappointment? Ever said, “Hey, I didn’t sign up for this!” Well, you’re not alone.
I have recently come to an eye-opening revelation about life.
This simple but scary revelation occurred to me as I was reflecting on my current season of life. And it took me back to this well-known scripture.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world. – John 16:33 (HCSB)
Here’s what they are:
We will have challenges | We’re going to get a flat on the way to work…get into an argument with our spouse moments before teaching a session on marriage…not get the job we really wanted…or live with an illness that makes it hard to be joyful every day. We can run ourselves into the ground trying to discover the ‘why,’ or we can choose joy in the fact that we have a loving Father in Heaven to walk through it all with us. Perspective is everything!
God is always faithful to His promises | His Word is true and it can always be trusted. It is packed full of promises, instruction, and encouragement. He celebrates, hurts, and walks with you and I through it all. He’s never absent. Never uncaring. Never unfaithful. He’s your loudest personal cheerleader!
God’s Word is both our microscope into our life AND the life-saving anchor for when the waves of life get turbulent.
Do you agree? How has this been true in your life?