I think that at some point in our lives, we tend to become so obsessed about getting things done that we neglect who we become in the process. The pursuit of our goals and dreams may lead to success, but ultimately it’s not about what we become in terms of our career, but about who we become as a person. In our desire to grow as a person, we sometimes tend to focus on what we must do instead of who we must become.
Jerry Bridges summarizes it so well in his book, The Discipline of Grace. "Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace."
Yet there are days when we hope that we can fast forward to better days. We look forward to the day when the whole world has already recovered and COVID-19 is just another flu that can be prevented by a vaccine. We may be halfway through the year, but God isn’t done yet.
Let me say this right from the get-go: We will never reach that point in our existence where we can confidently say that we fully know and understand God. Some of these “unexplainable” things can really leave us awestruck before God, such as the beauty and wonder of nature, the inner workings of the human body, or the power that holds the entire universe in place. But how can we trust God when we don’t understand Him?
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