October 29, 2019 2 min read

Messy Redemption

Are you the kind of person others turn to for life advice? Your relationships are smooth sailing. Your home is tidy. You look put-together and approach every situation with confidence.

In other words, you’ve really got it all together.

Most of us want that life. A meaningful career, a well-kept home, healthy relationships, solid finances...all the things that make others look at us with admiration, or even envy.

Peek behind the curtain into someone else’s life, and the reality rarely holds up to the picture most people present to the world. Maybe your friend with the fancy new car is doing everything he can to hold his marriage together. Your friend who rocks the latest fashion trends and never has a hair out of place is wrestling with self-doubt, and wonders whether anyone really loves her, for her. Your famously successful cousin who showed everybody up at the last family function — he looks good on paper, but in truth he hates his job, and some days he can barely make himself get out of bed.

 

“But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

—Philippians 4:19

 

What does this mean for world-weary souls who are just trying to keep our heads above water? God will supply all our needs. Whatever is going on around us, we don’t have to be anxious about anything.

Jesus doesn’t require perfection—He is ready to accept us as we are.

When the world says we are “less than,” God says we are beautiful in His sight, and He will raise us above our circumstances and shortcomings. What a breath of fresh air, to know that we can indeed do all things through Christ and He will give us what we need to succeed. Amen!

Each of us needs God’s grace, and maybe you know someone who hasn’t met Jesus yet. Share the Good News and reassure the people you meet that they don’t have to have it all together. God will help them carry their uniquely broken pieces, and He will provide.

 

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