There will be heights and depths. There will be moments of high and low. And sometimes you feel a bit lost and weary.
But in everything take heart. Your strength comes from Him alone. And with that, you carry on because while you feel so limited and sometimes drained, He is limitless. He will fill your cup as you continue to anchor on Him.
His strength will never run out. Rest but never quit the journey of life. His presence will go with you. And He will continue to strengthen you.✍
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The world bombards us now with so many information and unless we are careful with what we put into our minds, we will get lost in what we hear and see.
The world itself is already full of chaos and confusion. And along with that, our inner being is also put into the test as to how we can pursue peace. Yet whatever we are going through, God will see us through.
The God of Peace reminds us of our true identity in Christ in which our heart and mind can rest secure, knowing that He who loved us is in control.
Sometimes in the desire of being liked by others or be like the rest, we lose our true identity in Christ. That we are enough. That we are loved. And that is liberating.
It gives us the freedom to keep in step with the spirit rather than be controlled by the desires of the world. And true freedom is not doing everything we can do but rather the freedom to do the good for in it there is lasting peace, the peace that comes from above.
Freedom without restraint can be disastrous to our souls. But freedom anchored on how much Christ has done in our lives allows us to live our lives for Him, to be slaves of righteousness and not of sin.
And there is joy in it because there is complete joy in Him. And He alone can give joy along with peace that transcends all understanding. ✍
These days as our eyes are often glued on our screens, our eyes will never have enough of seeing. And the tendency to compare is also heightened and the tendency to have more and more seems insatiable and which brings me to this verse:
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” -1 Timothy 6
Also, we try to do our best because we want to advance in our own endeavors because with promotion comes a raise and this makes life also seems like a race. Oftentimes a rat race. But it somehow dawned on me that there are so many things beyond our control and even tomorrow is not promised. So I remind myself to just be fully present at the moment and to be content with what I have and do my best wherever the Lord put me and do everything for His honor and glory. In His word, we have been reminded that the Lord is our shield and our very great reward. And he surrounds us with favor as with a shield. Isn’t that amazing? I am truly grateful how the Lord has been providing for my needs during this challenging times and even share some to others. Godliness with contentment is great gain, because with it comes joy and peace.
My goal really this year is to keep my perspective right with my eyes set on his purpose. I now have more peace that even when I may not be able to do all things on my goals and checklist, God is cheering on my progress, teaching me to surrender my plans to Him for many are the plans in a man’s heart but His purpose prevails. Man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps. And with that I am reminded to keep in step with the spirit. His love conquers all whatever comes our way, his presence will go with us and he will fight for us, for every battle is not ours but God’s.
How about you? I hope you will find peace and comfort in the Lord’s abounding love and mercy especially in these uncertain times. May the Lord open the eyes of your heart so you can see the beauty of His love which is more than enough.