Saturday, April 17

Worry wants to be my middle name...

but I'm trying to ninja-kick it right out of my brain.

1 Peter 5:10 says "In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation."

God who GIVES grace
and has called me His child (which I totally don't deserve)
is preparing a place for me.
and will restore me.
support me.
strengthen me.
and place me on a firm foundation.

I almost want to question God..... "Why me?"
I sin... fall... stumble... battle with worry... more times than I want to admit!
Doesn't He ever get tired of giving me grace,
restoring and strengthening me,
and molding me?

No, He doesn't. 
He loves us unconditionally.
He uses each circumstance
to help us become more like Himself (if we let Him).

Charles Cowman says it better than I can.....
"The present circumstance, which presses so hard against you, IF surrendered to Christ, is the best shaped tool in the Father's hand to chisel you for eternity. Trust Him, then. Do not push away the instrument lest you lose its work."

I need to trust.
leave all my worries at His feet.
and let Him mold me.
and allow Him to work in my life
so that I can become more and more
like Jesus.