Contentment. Happiness. Hope. Peace. Thankfulness.
I believe they all have one thing in common—joy.
I could live in a sea of “woe is me” forever, and never find a bottom.
But in Christ, there is a bottom. I have the choice: Focus on my imperfections, or on His perfection. Bemoan my predicament, or praise Him for His hand in it all. Trust my own work to get me there, or trust in His.
It’s all that simple—and that hard!
But when I remind myself of God’s attributes, I find a solid rock to stand on.
He is love—and He loves me. He is faithful. His word is true. He is the great shepherd. He is our refuge. He is our strength. Perhaps best of all, He is my Father. He’s adopted me. Me! and you! Glory!
When I’m tempted to doubt, this is the space I want to come back to. Reviewing these truths refreshes my soul, and gives me that much-needed position of joy. Because on my own, I am incompetent, but in Him, I am complete.
And you are too!
What has the Lord spoken to you about today?