Friday, April 24, 2015

Understand This

The God of all grace has got our backs. We have been given and blessed with riches of His inexhaustible grace. Fresh supplies of His grace are always available to us. His grace is always sufficient for every need/every situation. Our sufferings are temporary and cannot be compared to the eternal glory awaiting us. "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18) 

God who has called us/chosen us to eternal glory in Christ will Himself restore (perfect, complete, repair, make whole), confirm (stabilize, make solid), strengthen (God gives us strength/makes us strong to meet the demands of life), and establish (settle on a firm foundation, ground securely) us. "God is working through the Christian's struggles to produce strength of character...While you are being personally attacked by the enemy, you are being personally perfected by God. It's personal, Himself He's doing it. Marvelous thought. He is intimately involved in the suffering of our lives." (John MacArthur) 

God is in control of everything forever and ever. We are safe and secure in the loving arms of God who is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. Understand that God's purpose realized in the future involves some pain and sufferings in the present. Understand this truth, embrace an eternal perspective, rely on God, and you'll be able to face anything.








2 comments:

PATTIPEANUT said...

I really enjoy visiting your blog. John MacArthur is one of my husband's favorite authors. I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

Melinda said...

"The God of all grace has got our backs." That opening really spoke to me. Great post, great insights, thanks.

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