from the book, ONE WITH OUR FATHER
In difficult times,
our concerns, our pain, and our loss
seem so real and permanent.
But this entire physical world is passing away,
including these bodies.
What seems so solid and lasting is only temporary.
What will last is
His life in us, and
our service to those He loves.
In the long run, material things are only important as
they impact His purposes.
Money and possessions either lure us away from God or
draw us closer to Him.
They either serve Him or
Look to God,
consider His purposes, and
begin to see the events in your life as He sees them.
Through life’s painful experiences rejoice that
His purpose is advancing and coming to completion.
We are not suffering permanent loss but are being drawn closer to God.
He has not forgotten us. In fact, He is showing His love for us in a richer, deeper way.
Father, when difficulties come,
help me to cling to You and to Your will
the way Jesus did.