Monday, October 1, 2012

truth

I'm human. I'm guilty of finding ultimate comfort in life's things (financial stability, possessions, health, job security, relationships, etc.). I've come to find that these things hold no guarantee - making life full of uncertainty. I'm surrounded, bombarded, and distracted by life's stuff all day long - faced to choose between stuff or God to satisfy my soul. Thankfully our grace-full God blesses us despite our distrust, through our most vulnerable moments, when we realize the mortality of these false senses of security and we have cause to trust Him more. 

I am thankful for this blessed uncertain life, as I am drawn to trust the Lord more deeply. While uncertainty lingers constant and when doubt creeps in, I am reminded of these certainties:

HIS LOVE
How great the Father's love for us:
Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christ's steadfast love that compels us to love:
2 Corinthians 5: 13-14
If we are "out of our mind," as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
  
HIS PRESENCE
through His precious Holy Spirit:
Matthew 28:20
...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Romans 8:26 -27
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

HIS FAITHFUL PROVISION
He faithfully provides for all our needs:
Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Luke 12:22-26
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
  
HOPE
We cling to this hope:
Philippians 1:6
...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 27:13
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Romans 8:18
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.


Now and always, Drew and I are faced with an uncertain road ahead. Our future seems out of reach. There are many details we have yet to know. Specifically we are waiting on the Lord for growth in our family and for where we will move this next year. Both these expectations hold many questions we continue to place in God's hands. We are hopeful and trust in His constant love, presence and provision in all things.


2 comments:

  1. You have the answers---CLING TO THEM!

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  2. Thank you for this post! I really needed this today!

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