Faith is not believing in a false promise of prosperity, but in the abiding presence of Christ.
In this life, you’ve got to write it down sometimes to remember what you believe — not just in frosting, but on hearts. We believe that God has got it. All of it. This is not just a theological catch-phrase, but an actual way to habitually remember that there is a King in Heaven who holds all things together — even when life isn’t a piece of cake.
And we repeat it to ourselves, on the hot and cloudless days, and when the diagnoses come, and when we’ve gathered in hospice rooms, and over hospital beds, and in ugly days of wild uncertainty. It’s true: What we say to ourselves, and to one another, can determine whether we will live imprisoned or free. Because dark days will come. In this world we will have trouble, but what did Jesus say? “Take heart, for I have overcome the world.” ~Jennifer Dukes Lee
Perhaps today is the perfect day to take five and read “When Life Isn’t A Piece of Cake, God Has Still Got It” and “Faith, Miracles and Modern-Day Fools” both posts by Jennifer Dukes Lee