Remember Your Position in Christ
Follow My Christian friend, in the midst of all that's happening (it's a lot and it's all complex), step back and remember a few simple things about your position in Christ.
1. The written Word equips you for everything in life
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
2. The incarnate Word equips you for everything in life
"In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete" (Colossians 2:9-10).
3. Your heavenly Father directs everything in life for your good
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
4. The provision of your Father is enough for everything in life
"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).
5. You appropriate these resources through daily prayer
"Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:12).
There's so much more I could say, but those five principles are more than enough to prove this point:
Whether you lack discernment in the spiritual challenges facing the church, or you are agitated at the events at work in the world, or whether your personal life is the cause of heartache this evening, our gracious Savior beckons you to come, lay your heart out to Him plainly, and find your strength in Him.
He's the Good Shepherd who genuinely cares for His sheep.
So go right now to Christ and tell him all that's on your heart.
Confess your sin and your weakness.
Ask Him for grace and to give you understanding in His Word.
As you do that over time, you'll enter into the rest He promises to give to every discouraged heart that seeks Him in spirit and in truth.
You don't need to be strong. He gives strength.
You don't need to be composed. He helps the weak.
"Come to Me, all who are weary and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and 'you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Yes, we have tribulation in this world.
But our Christ has overcome the world.
And He gladly shares the victory with His own.
It's yours for the asking.
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