My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless...
My expectations need to go. I can’t let my heart rely on my health or my bank account or my relationships or the country going back to “normal” in order to have joy, contentment and fulfillment. I will only find those things by living life by trusting in God. I can prepare all I want, but I actually treat the grace of God as meaningless when I become a control freak over others or obsess about what I can’t control.
Why would He ever say Give all your cares to me because I care about you OR Come to me with your burdens and I’ll exchange it for rest if simultaneously I’m supposed to hold on to my cares and burdens? (See 1 Peter 5:7 & Matthew 11:28-30.)
Yesterday at church, Rob said, “ Joy is related to us dropping our baggage and checklists and expectations and receiving God’s grace.”
God will give me what I need, and he will help me endure, he will fill my heart, he will provide for me. Not ME and God. Just God. The reason many Believers don’t know this truth is because they still have the ME in the equation.
Help me have only YOU in all of my equations today. You are my constant and reliable, unfailing factor, and I appreciate you so much. Thank you for helping me be content and not undone by people, money, health, or circumstances. Help me live my life today by trusting in the One who loves me and gave HIS LIFE for ME! And I pray in his name according to your good will, amen.