: “Worship explodes from this reality: that you are a rebellious wicked sinner and God has loved you through Christ. There are no secrets from Him and yet He still pursued you and saved you.” - Matt Chandler
: I sometimes have the tendency to say a lot of people suck. Let’s face it there’s a large majority of sucky people in the world and I think I tend to attract a lot of them. But then you get those few who are just absolutely incredible and you just have to remind yourself that even though many people suck and do sucky things, they all still need the gospel. They still all need love and kindness.
Lately I’ve been quite depressed, but something that I’m slowly starting to realize is I’m starting to become exactly the person I’ve never wanted to be: depressed, victimized, self absorbed, and weak. Now I realize that I can’t just give up. The Lord is my strength, my joy, my light. Nothing else will satisfy me. People will continue to suck. Situations will continue to be hard and crappy, but I have the Lord. This is a daily reminder. In trial and suffering I am partaking in biblical prophecy because Jesus promised that I would suffer. Christ suffered for me and my sins. He left an example of selflessness, servanthood, and suffering. This is an example that I will strive to follow all the days of life.
My circumstances isnt what defines me. Christ is who I put my identiy in and He is the stretch of my life.
This is the reminder that I need to keep in the forefront if my mind during this season in my life so that I may continue forward and lean into the Lord.