Good morning everyone,
Much of the time, many of us view the circumstances that we are going through as the meter to gauge how much God loves us. If I wasn't so messed up, I wouldn't be having all these bad things happening to me. Well let me tell you, that thinking is messed up! If that were the case, we would all be in a world of hurt. Psalm 30:5 reminds us that no matter what we go through as Christians, we should view it as only temporary. When we are done on this earth, we will have an eternity with the Savior. 'For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.' Brothers and Sisters, God wants you to know that He still loves you even if you've messed up badly or no matter what you're going through. Yeah, He may get upset with you from time to time, but He never stops loving you. Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage, wait for the Lord! By placing all your concerns with Him, He alone can give you the courage that will stop others in their tracks. Scott Arnold, who is a very good friend of mine, has a brain tumor yet he has not wavered in his walk with the Lord! Physically he has been knocked down a couple of steps but Spiritually the reflection of the Savior continues to beam brightly! If we place Jesus Christ first, then no matter what obstacles we face, amazing things will happen. It is evident that Scott has never doubted that God is working in and through Him even though his physical condition is slipping a bit. Scott trusts his Savior now for the days of doubt that are sure to come because He has already been guaranteed his future! It is my prayer that all of us will approach our future as I see my brother Scott approaching his!
Your brother in Christ,