Do you ever have trouble believing? Believing what? Believing that God is in charge..that He has a plan..that all of this is part of something bigger..that this is only a taste of what is to come..that the kingdom of God is unfolding even now. Many of us have trouble embracing these truths. Doesn’t all of this seem to important and real? Aren’t the things of this world always clamoring for our attention? Yes..they are and we have an enemy that wants us to invest in them. The enemy of our souls..the one who continues to draw us toward the world and away from God.
The good news is that we have a God who has an even bigger desire to pull us toward Him. He is continually reminding us that we are made for more..more than a nicer home..a bigger car..a better job..a larger bank account. We were created to be invited into His kingdom. He has made a way for us.. a different path..another road..an amazing destiny. All of these temptations.. the ones that pull us away from Him are empty..they never deliver what they promise to provide. They are idols and idols cannot compete with the living God. His plan is to restore us, redeem us, refresh us, renew us, rebuild us, transform us and to heal us. He has great purposes for us.. both here and in eternity. We are chosen by Him to be His people.. His beloved.
“For He knows the plans He has for us..for good and not for disaster..to give us a future and a hope.”