“and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” romans 8:28
today i learned that i need to stop complaining.
if i truly believe this verse, why would i worry? why would i complain? complaining is of the world. if someone overhears me (for me it’s at school) complaning about my life, drama, circumstances, anything, how am i representing Christ? we are called to be set apart and different.
complaining bascially says that you don’t believe God’s word. you don’t believe his promises that all things are for our good. jer 29:11 says “‘for i know the plans i have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” really? do we really believe that? honestly, i know that at times i don’t. most of the time i don’t actually, ha. i just worry about what’s going to happen today, what’s happening now, and what will happen tomorrow. how stupid. seriously, that’s what it is.
trusting God is hard. so hard. but knowing that the God of the universe made me on purpose should give me enough motivation alone to trust in him. he didn’t have to give me life, and he doesn’t have to love me. but the beautiful thing as that he does. in spite of what we do, how we sin, and how unholy we are, he loves us more than anyone can fathom.
isn’t that a great thought!?