Author John Bunyan was in a seemingly hopeless situation when he penned Pilgrim’s Progress, a book still impacting lives today...300 years later. Whatever tough stuff you’re dealing with remember God is with you, working through you, in His perfect timing and in His perfect way.
We all have the same dream: to have a fulfilled life by reaching our maximum potential without conflict or stress. But is it possible?
Because Christ has set us free we’re no longer slaves to the power of sin. It’s a difficult concept but that’s what grace is all about.
The Bible says, “give thanks in all circumstances…” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV). But being thankful for trials doesn’t seem right and we wonder if that is what God really wants of us.
We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities. The problem is, they're often disguised as impossible situations.
God sees everything from the beginning to the end. But you have a limited view. Although in the moment you may be feeling defeated or forgotten, God sees the final scene. And from his perspective, it’s beautiful.
If most people are broken, needing God’s help and healing, why do we tend to value feeling good when most of the time we don't? Why do we act like we’re fine even when we’re not?
Never discount anything of your past. God can pick it up and use it in the most incredible ways. If you have skills or talents you've put on the back burner, don't be surprised if one day you find yourself in a position where God gives you an opportunity to use them again. He draws from your life experiences at just the right time and in just the right place.
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Depravity is never pretty. More often than not it’s ugly and dark, marked by scandal. We’ve all experienced depravity. But the Good News is we can come to Christ just as we are. Our depravity does not disqualify us from salvation.