A cold snap, anybody? When your heart is prepared for daffodils and coffee on a terrace and then spring all of a sudden retreats and winter comes back with a force. Sigh. And it is not any much better to get other sorts of setbacks in life. But they are aspect of life so we want to get made use of to short-term setbacks. Since they are inevitable and actually short-term. The God of all grace is at perform behind the scenes.
And after you have suffered a tiny whilst, the God of all grace, who has referred to as you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter five:10, ESV)
Suffering and short-term setbacks are aspect of human life. The superior point is God does not leave us to deal with them alone. He is appropriate alongside of us as we struggle via setbacks of any type.
Our duty is just to cling to Jesus. The ideal point we can do is to cry out to him and surrender also these short-term setbacks to him. The quicker we do it, the quicker God can use even them for his glory.
On the other hand, it is God’s job to restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us. Wow. That is precisely how we’d like to reside our lives. We want to be powerful, firm, steadfast and place collectively. And God promises to do precisely that for us. He has fantastic plans for us in Christ. We just want to hold on hanging on.
So when short-term setbacks happen, let’s give them to God. He knows how to use them for our superior and his glory. Short-term setbacks may well turn out to be blessings in disguise. So let’s go countercultural and praise God for them.
Thank you for short-term setbacks
and eternal blessings.
We surrender them and all that we are to you, Lord,
and ask that you will guide and bless us.
Restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us
according to your strategy for us.
Make us what we ought to be.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How do you really feel about short-term setbacks? Do you dare to surrender them to Jesus? Do it & be blessedly shocked.
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you cling to Jesus and praise him particularly in hardships! He will bring you via them!
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