God’s Grace in Full Force
By Rick Warren
“Now that the worst is over, we're pleased we can report that we’ve come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world — and even more importantly, face you with our heads held high. But it wasn’t by any fancy footwork on our part. It was Godwho kept us focused on him, uncompromised”
Regardless of your circumstances and how you feel, hang on to God’s unchanging character.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 1:12, “Now that the worst is over, we’re pleased we can report that we’ve come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world — and even more importantly, face you with our heads held high. But it wasn’t by any fancy footwork on our part. It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised” (MSG).
Your circumstances cannot change the character of God. God’s grace is still in full force. He is still for you, even when you don’t feel it.
Remind yourself what you know to be eternally true about God: He is good, he loves you, he is with you, he knows what you’re going through, he cares, and he has a good plan for your life.
Raymond Edman, one of Billy Graham’s mentors, once said, “Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.”
So, what has God told you in the light that you now doubt in the dark? Why do you think you doubt God now? Remember, your circumstances cannot change the character of God.
Talk It Over
- What have you learned about God and his love for you in the good times of your life?
- How will those truths help you get through the difficult seasons of your life?
- What promises from God’s Word can encourage you when you start to doubt?
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