God Is the Reason

CrossRecently, a student from a past ministry assignment posted this statement on her Facebook wall, “God is the reason why even in pain – I smile, in confusion – I understand, in betrayal – I trust, and in fear – I continue to fight!” WOW, what a great understanding of who she is in God!

As I have thought about this statement, I keep thinking how true it is. It is because of God that I am. Because of Him, I “move and have my being!” Through Him I have been called, “I called you into righteousness!” Because of Him, I am never alone, “I will never leave you or forsake you!” WOW…it is all about Him! And not about me! Sometimes that is a tough thing to handle when the entire world around me says, “I, ME, and MINE!”

Here is a confirming guarantee that the Apostle Paul brings to our attention. Phil. 1:6, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you (& me), will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” He is working on you and me – faithfully! He will not stop until we are reunited with Him on the other side of this life!

Don’t lose hope, that even though we struggle with “I & Me,” He doesn’t struggle with you! He loves You SO much! Remember…

Romans 8:38 & 39 “38And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

As we continue on in this journey of life, let’s keep Him as the center of all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are! It is all for HIM