Whatever lies ahead, here’s what we know for sure…
We have a loving Father who is working all things together for our good.
Sometimes we’ll feel angry or sad or overwhelmed or unsafe or crazy. These feelings are not the truth and they will pass. Our circumstances will change. Suffering has a “used by” date and there is hope. Only Jesus’ future is forever.
Whatever mistakes we make, there is always more grace in Jesus than there is sin in us
We are dearly loved, wooed, rescued and won by the Lord of creation. We have hope; whatever we face. It doesn’t depend on our feelings or our hearts or anything we do. It can’t be taken away by our circumstances or our wobbles.
Jesus fans into fire even the tiniest spark of faith in us – and He gives faith to those who ask Him for it. Maybe you feel like you can’t pray. Even so, Jesus prays for you. He pleads for you, as one pleads for a friend – even when you’re too tired to speak.
Our loving Father is full of grace and He delights to use the weak and the broken. Everyone qualifies!
Jesus sees all that goes on. Nothing is hidden from him. Nothing is wasted. You are not anonymous or invisible to the King of Heaven.
Jesus sees us in all of our mess, but instead of walking by, He joins us in it. The creator of the universe has pledged Himself to us – body and soul – and on the cross He is broken for us. Torn apart like bread and poured out like wine, He gives Himself so that we might be fed – and filled.
“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”