Today we welcome Nigel who is no stranger to going through tough times. The joy he exhibits is due to the faith that he has in a powerful God. This new life in Christ is available for everyone. Daily decisions are not always straight forward and trouble free so it is life changing to know that God has a perfect plan for us and that He is for us and not against us.
“By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God. Christ has also introduced us to God’s undeserved kindness on which we take our stand. So we are happy, as we look forward to sharing in the glory of God. But that’s not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love. Christ died for us at a time when we were helpless and sinful. No one is really willing to die for an honest person, though someone might be willing to die for a truly good person. But God showed how much he loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful.” Romans 5:1-8, CEV.
A friend of ours is in a wheelchair since her serious car accident and she focuses and celebrates what she can do, not on what she can’t do. It would be wise for us to follow Terri’s example when it comes to our Christian life and be thankful for what we can do and leave the rest to Jesus. Trust Him today with your life and with all of your concerns.