Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trust in God's Faithfulness

12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12)

We have a choice to make for the truth. It may cost us our friends,
our family, our job, or even our life. But victory is ours in Jesus when we make a stand for the truth. We must be rooted in Jesus. Every part of our lives can be nourished by Jesus; bringing peace and calm in the midst of anxiety, wisdom to handle financial and other pressures, and comfort in times of burden, grief, and sorrow.
We live in a culture that does not encourage thankfulness, which spends billions of dollars every year to encourage discontentment. During these tough economic times there is pain and hardship for many. Many have lost jobs or fear their jobs are on the line. Many have lost homes or have seen the value of their home plummet. Years worth of conscientious savings have evaporated. At the same time, our culture lulls us into believing that what we wear, what car we drive, what neighborhood we live in defines us.
It is easy to focus on what we want and what we fear rather than on what we have. Sometimes the lines between what we want and what we need become so blurred it is difficult to discern the difference.
It is easy to lose sight of our true value, of our inherent blessedness as beloved children of God. However, we can find nourishment and contentment by trusting God’s faithfulness. With God’s leading, we can come out stronger, as individuals and as a society.

Peace & love,


"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

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