The very first verse of the Bible should instill a confidence that our God is in control and does not get surprised. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:10). So what exactly did God create in the beginning? Everything! Oh yeah, and He created everything from nothing. Who else in the history of the world has ever done that?
Every day we are reminded we live in a fallen world. Sin continues to wreak havoc by trying to steal our joy, kill our relationships and destroy our families. It is relentless but there is fantastic news. God's son, Jesus, died on the cross for all of our sins and if there is one thing that will make the darkness flee, it is the light of the One who illuminates heaven!
"...through Jesus, you are an adopted son of God. Consider what that means for you-the resources at your disposal to do your Father's work-experience His blessings, and just enjoy knowing Him." (Daily Wisdom for Men: 2019 Devotional Collection)
"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me" (Philippians 3:12)
"Your mysteries aren't mysterious to Him. Your surprises don't surprise Him. He understands all the things that confuse you the most. Not only are your mysteries not mysterious to Him, but He is in complete charge of all that is mysterious to you and me." (New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Presentation by Paul David Tripp)
-Miguel R. Viera
Executive Director at Family Ministries of America
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