Newness of life
In the midst of the shattered.
The enemy seeks to
Kill, steal, destroy with fear.
The Savior restores
The weary broken heart.
“No fear” is only possible
As Holy Spirit breathes life.
The world is shaken.
But God is not.
Life as we know it is changing.
But God changes not.
How we proceed is different.
Yet, not at all.
Still, settle our souls in the Almighty!
Still, set our hope in the Savior!
Still, preach the Gospel, the good news of Christ, to ourselves and others.
We are all sinners and this world is broken and bruised, heartache is real.
We are redeemed only by the grace and mercy of God through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus!
We are saved from the penalty and power or sin, which is rebellion against God.
So that…we are more than conquerors through Him.
So that…we can have hope in the hardest places of life, the places where there seem to be more questions than answers.
So that…we are able to lay aside everything that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and hinders our hunger for Him and what delights Him and so will also delight us.
So that…we are transformed and being transformed more and more into the likeness of Him who is our joy as we renew our minds by the Word of God and truth in all places.
So that…we can stop hiding and run in freedom.
Newness of life
In the midst of the shattered
Where Christ reigns
And we are restored.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?
It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one.
Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:31-39)
We tear down arguments and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Powerful words in a time that are needed. I couldn’t hold my tongue.
Thank you – I’m glad it was encouraging. Our only true hope and joy in shifting times is knowing the One who doesn’t change. And we (I speak for me) have to be intentional about choose to stay focused on what is true.
World is better in some regards but still needs your messages. I’m still adrift. Miss reading.
I have written much but posted little; hope to return soon. I am glad you are encouraged, but I always hope my words will lead you and others to the only words that are always right and true and don’t fail – God’s Word. I encourage reading the gospel of John, even straight through!
Thank you. I understand. Goodbye.
I am glad what I write encourages you. I just wanted to further encourage you to find true hope from the Lord. The book of John in the Bible does just that.