Grace morning on this sufficient and satisfying Saturday.
Struggles in life are inevitable, but destruction is optional.
In the grand scheme of things, a stressful morning doesn’t impact life or eternity all that much, but in those longer seasons of joblessness, sickness, financial stress, marriage strain and other ongoing life events, the stress and frustration can seem overwhelming.
We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control how we choose to respond.
Every difficulty in your life, whether big or small, is something God will use to produce more strength, faith and perseverance in you if you let Him! All your pain has a purpose.
Know that God is with you. Even when it feels like you're going through utter darkness. He does not cause these troubles, but He does allow them for a purpose that you may never understand.
If you are struggling with feelings of despair and despondency, because of the dark days which appears to be descending upon your life, take a step of faith to trust God even more than you’ve ever trusted Him before. Be encouraged by the truth that He is always in control and that He desires your best in all circumstances.
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.””
Isaiah 12:2 NIV
Though we aren't promised an easy life, we are told that Christ will be there with us when we believe in Him, that he won't give us more than we can handle with His help, and even our hard times can be used to glorify God.
Live, love, and laugh your way through life storm-less Saturday!