December 26, 2016

The future can be scary. No one can be 100% sure, when leaving home in the morning, that they’ll return. Our lives can be changed forever with a phone call or an unexpected event. If we dwell on uncertainty, we’ll quickly spiral down in a vortex of worry and anxiety – to a place no one wants to be.

Thank God, He gives us assurance for the future in His word. No matter what happens, as Christ followers He assures us that…

  • Nothing will ever separate us from His love (Romans 8:36-39)
  • He goes before us and will never leave us. (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • He Himself holds our hand and encourages us. (Isaiah 41:13)
  • He renews His compassion and unfailing love every morning, because He is faithful. (Lamentations 3:22,23)

With countless other truths, God gives assurance for the future. If you are anxious or stressed, stand on His truth! And remember… “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11)

As we step into a new year, let’s remember that no matter what, our God gives assurance for the future! AMEN!

(Thank you for following me during 2016 in my quest to know God better. We’ve just scratched the surface, and I hope you keep digging deeper in His word to discover more of Him. God bless you in 2017!)

A Puddle, Accusations and No Condemnation

August 18, 2013

Little Dillon’s Dad was very diligent to see that all of his three-year old son’s needs were met each day when he dropped Dillon off at the pre-school where I was a lead teacher. So like all of his classmates, Dillon had a change of clothes in his cubby, just in case he needed them.

One day Dillon reported an unfortunate accident to me with tears rolling down his little cheeks. “Miss Kathy, I wet my pants.” Feeling his pain and shame, I assured him that everything would be OK as I turned towards his cubby to get his spare clothes. Spontaneous commotion broke out from the other side of the room. All the other three-year olds were encircling a puddle on the floor, and chaos reigned as they tried to figure out what happened. Intending to restore calm, I said, “That’s OK, I’ll clean it up. Someone had an accident.” …to which Dillon immediately added, “It was probably you.” I could hardly contain the laughter as I cleaned up his puddle and the crowd dispersed.

That incident reminds me of the accusations the enemy of our souls hurls at us. Even when we are innocent, he tries to make us – and others – believe a lie about ourselves. Praise God, His truth is that “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1), and that if He has justified us, “Who is he who condemns?” (Romans 8:34)

Just as I was certain that the puddle on the floor wasn’t something I did, I am equally convinced that God’s truth stands, and I don’t have to fear our enemy’s lies or his accusations. I am eternally grateful that I’ve been justified in Christ, and NO ONE can condemn me!

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