“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
It’s a unique time, and many of us (adults and children alike) have found ourselves working or studying from home during this COVID-19 pandemic. While we do so, each of us faces a similar adversary that hinders our productivity…
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
Life is hard. The reality is that no one’s life is immune to conflict, struggle, heartache, or disappointment.
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)
I love my wife and children and I make it a habit to tell each of them that at least daily. But imagine if I verbally told them I love them, yet I ignored them, didn’t lead them or care for them as a husband and father should, or even worse, abused them?
“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
Everywhere you turn you’ll see the world promoting “life at the top”. Whether it’s through books and programs, commercials and TV shows, music and art, social media and pop culture, business and wealth-building curriculum, or any plethora of self-promotion material, we’re often encouraged or trained to be “large and in charge”, the “cream of the crop that rises to the top”, the “best in class”, the “captain of the ship”, the “ringmaster”, the “alpha dog”, the “leader among men”, the “american/asian/australian/etc. idol”, the “owner of our own destiny”, the “hero”, the “heroine”, the “master”, the “winner”, the “champion”.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)
As I’ve grown older and have been able to experience so many different things in life, one of the truths I’ve learned is that outside of God, the only constant is change; the only thing of this world that is consistent, is inconsistency itself.