"…Pilate said to him, 'Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?' But He gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed." — Matthew 27:13, 14 ESV At the time of this writing, I’ve recently been attacked by...
It’s been a really tough couple of weeks physically for me. God is graciously giving me a lot to do with Him, but it’s hard to see the grace in how difficult He is allowing it to be. Can you relate?
Ever had prayers – conversations with God – that were tough to have?
Paul said, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his…
In our moments of trial, we rarely see any benefit. Later in life, we often see how God has shaped us by trials and missteps along the way. Faith then, is leaning into God’s unseen plan for our good when all we see in the immediate is the struggle. Repeat after me: This is not for nothing.
God’s good in me is greater than my grief in this. His work through me is greater than my cost through this circumstance. His sufficiency for me is greater than my sacrifice in this moment.
We’ve been sharing about God’s sufficiency by grace in our tough spaces this week. You’ll see some links below if you want more encouragement.
Did you notice the contrast? I’m Christ Jesus, you are uncondemnable, but instead led by the Spirit as God’s child. The Spirit of God never condemns a believer for sin, but is convincing us by His love and trustworthiness of who we are as God’s reborn new creation in Christ. He’s not making you feel worse so you will try harder, but making you feel loved, despite our stumbling, so you will trust Him more.