HOPE (the silver lining)

“God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoner
to prosperity,
but the rebellious
dwell in a parched land.”
PSALM 68:6 ESV

Did I grow deeper in faith, hope, and love today? This question was posed to our congregation during Sunday’s sermon, and it’s been on my mind ever since. How do my minute interactions with others reflect my true motives? Am I living intentionally for the cause of Christ? I think this question resonated so deeply with me, because I know the answer often-times is: NO. All of my carefully camouflaged character flaws become painfully open to examination, when I honestly answer this question. So, how can I grow stronger, and deeper, and truer in living a life of authethic, self-sacrifing love when I feel so far removed from the very qualities I strive to possess? But, then in that stark honesty, I find a silver-lining: I can’t do it. Not on my own, that is. My hope is found in nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

 Echoes of Mercy:

\”Love Is Here\” by Tenth Avenue North

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