Ultimately, my God is a GOOD God. No matter what circumstance I am in or how many handicaps I have. He is still good. You see, when we are not moved by trials due to being planted firmly at the Lord’s feet, people notice. And what, in fact, they are noticing, is Jesus.
See I had failed because I had not tried. I had failed because I had planned things out to a “t,” and if I didn’t see how it could happen, then I never believed it could, so I never tried to achieve it. I failed because I listened to people along the way that said “That’s a crazy idea” or “That’s great for so and so, but it won’t work for you.”
But comparison steals joy. Do not judge yourself based on a fitness model’s body. Do not be ashamed of staying at a Holiday Inn because a travel blogger is at the Ritz. God created you, perfectly and uniquely as you are. Comparing ourselves to people we see on social media steals our joy. We need to constantly and intentionally choose to rid ourselves of the comparison goggles and choose to be content and find joy and beauty in our own lives.
He reminds us through His Word that even when everything hits the fan and the circumstances aren’t changing, He is with us. He knows pain. He knows suffering. He knows heartache. His footprints might be unseen, but they are there. He reminds us to look for glimpses of redemption in each day as we long for the glorious day when all things will be redeemed.
The Bible says that God IS Love. Often apart from Him we flounder, we struggle, and we lose hope. However, when we take on life listening to His voice, we find purpose, joy, and peace in ALL circumstances. This week 2015 Mercy graduate Lindsay provides [...]