I wish I were everything you wanted me to be; need me to be. Thoughts like this take the mind to places that one should not go, at least not for long. We have struggled this year with the health crisis and an election like no other. The forgotten ones who live with mental anguish are trying to file it all neatly in a mind that feels overturned by a thief in the night. They are trying to balance it all, attempting to reroute their days, while barely surviving because of the overwhelming exhaustion created through world-overload-stimulation.
Then enters the Birth of Forgiveness. The One who delivers Hope. What is true? What is real? World, you overwhelm us with idle chatter. Words of truth should drive us to please God. They should lead us into greater confidence and faith walk with the Lord, giving us great purpose.
What do we believe? Who can we trust? Words are powerful. Trusting words produce spiritual wisdom. We must make an appointment for our yearly examination. How did we do in 2020? As we run the race, we must pursue Godliness. Did we manifest the fruit of the Spirit?
Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
God is with us. He is here to help us fight our discouraging battles, and he is here to cheer our victories of progress in our walk.
Change does not come because we gain wisdom and strength. It comes because we have been blessed with the grace of Jesus. We are created as dwelling places of the Almighty. There is room for a stirring change. In every situation, we trust that he alone will make all things new in us, O Lord, come. He provides the balance, the peace, the wisdom, the calm, the change that we can trust.
This isn't about wishing. This is about the Trinity breathing into us and moving within us to weave our tapestry here to hang in Eternity.
Psalm 40:4, Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
Psalm 56:3-4, When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God, I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalm 62:8, Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
In the dirty sin of our days, Jesus continues to deliver new life for those who trust, believe, seek, and accept!
Allow God to renew your soul!