"True hope is not rooted in my achievements or assets, but in my knowledge that I am a child of the King. He loves me with a love that nothing can take away. He has given me His forgiving and empowering grace. He has promised to give me whatever I need to face what comes my way. And He has promised that I will live with Him forever in a place without suffering, sorrow, or sin. This means that in the most difficult moments of my life, nothing truly permanent or valuable is at stake. What I really live for is safe and secure. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I know that I am in the family of God, eternally loved and cared for by Him. This is real hope."(Paul David Tripp, p. 154)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I've been reading (determined this time to actually read it cover through cover) Instruments In The Redeemer's Hands hoping to glean wisdom and refreshment for leading my KG girls. Of course, in God's faithfulness He has regularly met and encouraged me in every aspect of life and in my marriage as I've been reading. How kind of God and how silly of me to be surprised by this. :-) I read this the other morning and it struck, challenged, and comforted me. I hope it encourages you as well.