Have you ever asked, how did I get here? Why me God? How do I care for a child alone? What about me? Being a sole provider is a challenge like no other. The load can get heavy causing you to feel like giving up.
God knows exactly what He is doing in your life. You may not understand all of His directions, but God is up to something in your life. God did not make any mistakes when He made you and God did not place greatness in you just for you, but so that others may be blessed through you.
In a time where uncertainty is looming in the lives of people causing a rippling effect of emotional, social, financial and spiritual anxiety, worrying can get the best of us if we don’t handle it in a healthy way. These are moments when we may not know what tomorrow holds, but we as believers can rest in knowing who holds tomorrow.
There are times in our walk with God that it seems like we are in a vicious cycle of ending up in one predicament after another only for God to deliver us and find ourselves in another predicament. This is what was going on with the Israelites in this chapter of Isaiah.
It is wonderful news to know that there is no distinction between those who are in Christ. I don’t care who you are, where you have been, what you are dealing with or even how long you have been dealing with it, in Christ there is neither, Jew or Gentile, slave or free. Nobody can claim spiritual superiority.
There is no comparison when it comes to the benefits of being a child of God. God desires to see His children blessed and successful, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a struggle along the way to our blessings. The enemy knows our potential, possibilities and the plan that God has purposed us for, so His plan is to distract, distort and deter us from reaching our destination.
Why is it so hard at times to understand the love of Christ? Maybe it’s because of the sin in our lives. God hates sin and what it does to the believer. Yes, God loves us, but He hates the things to which our sinful flesh is attracted
One of the gifts of being a child of God is the grace and mercy that comes with being in Christ. Eutychus was sitting on the window sill and as Paul continued to talk, Eutychus was overcome by sleep and fell from the third floor to the ground.
There are times when we must take a moment and just reflect on the benefits of being in Christ. The fact that we are in Christ has kept us out of some things, but the truth of the matter is that we are still growing in Christ therefore we cannot forget how God is transforming and conforming us into His image.