Resurrections happen. In fact, they are promised. And their promise is made sure by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. He’s alive forevermore, worthy of absolute allegiance and trust. Don’t let your heart be troubled. Trust the Father. Trust the Son. We’re going to get through this.
God has promised that all of our pain and suffering will matter forever. He will use it all for your good! See, God has redeemed you, and there is a sense in which he has redeemed everything that happens to you as well. What Satan means for evil, God promises to use for your growth. What might have destroyed you without the covering of God’s grace and protection can never destroy you now because God has promised to use it.
Don’t live by fear, walk by faith. Don’t waste time worrying about tomorrow, but do wisely prepare for the future. And never, never stop loving your neighbors on Jesus’ behalf!
When you live in a healthy rhythm, taking a day off to refuel and recharge, you’ll be far more effective and productive in the other six days. It’s just the way God made it. And he made it that way because he loves you!
Want peace? Express gratitude. Thank God every morning for life and the day ahead. Thank God in all of your moments of potential frustration. And then close every day by listing three things you’re thankful for from the day.
Jesus ties our need to live worry-free to our value before God. Because you are much more valuable than any bird, which God cares for out of his goodness and love, he will definitely take care of you.