Even until the end of the age.
Anonymous asked: What is one of the 'harder things' for you in life?
Not sure if I entirely understand what you’re asking. But something that is hard for me is to see someone hurting, broken, or in need and for me to be unable to do anything about it.
How would you ever learn unconditional love if you were married to someone who met all the conditions? How would you ever learn mercy, patience, long-suffering, heartfelt compassion if you were married to someone who never failed you, who was never difficult with you, who never sinned against you, who was never slow to acknowledge their sin or ask for forgiveness? How would you ever learn grace to pour out your favor on someone who did not deserve it if you were married to someone who was always deserving of all good things? The main purpose of marriage is that, through your marriage, you become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Marriage, I believe, is the greatest instrument of sanctification.
Jesus was more brokenhearted, scarred and betrayed than anyone in history. Yet, He did not shut Himself off from us; Instead, He calls us unto Him. If you cannot trust anyone, right now, please trust Him. His scars are proof that you are loved more than you know. He will guide you through this pain, He will sit with you when you are weak, and He will carry you until you can walk again. Christ wants to see you run again, He wants to see you live in His glory. You just have to take His hand and walk; it will take all of you, but you will get all of Him.
He is worth it.
turn your eyes upon Jesus
look full on His wonderful face
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.
Oh the distance, it kills me at times. But today with you was quite wonderful.
What is it that terrifies us from stepping out in faith? Is it the uncertainty? The unknown? Or just the lack of control? Peter took a leap of faith by stepping out of the boat (kudos to him), but when he took his focus off of Jesus and onto his own situation- that is when he began to sink.
In the middle of your storm today, remember to keep your eyes on God. It might not be the first thing to come to mind. But nevertheless, I believe you should give it a shot. When trouble comes your way, stand firm on His promises and cry out to your loving Father who will never let you drown.