I needed to hear this today. “But it turns out, abundant life is not something you experience when there are no impossible situations to deal with. Abundant life is what Jesus offers and His spirit enables during the times when you’re right in the middle of them. It’s meant to be experienced when all is wrong around you while all is simultaneously, inexplicably, very right within you….As soon as you connect your current circumstances to your God, He raises a banner of hope in your heart and mind. As soon as you believe He can do this – that He is able – something called abundant life actually shows up, right in the middle of the dreariness.” – from God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
It’s been a tough year for us in many ways. I won’t go into all the details but the economy has put a damper on my husband’s business so things have been tight, our daughter moved to England so we only get to see and speak to her through computers and phones now, and other smaller things that have just made things a little tough. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in all of that and feel like we’re drowning in troubles but we need to keep our focus on God and know that He is able.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV