Take Heart

17 Apr

The following is from a daily devotional that I read titled, “The One Year at His Feet Devotional by Chris Tiegreen.”

Seeds are buried in the ground. Caterpillars are contained in a cocoon. Grain is pummeled into flour. But each one has a higher purpose and another world to experience or function to fulfill. So do we. We can easily make the mistake of thinking that God’s primary purpose for us is a matter of our lifetime on earth. But the Kingdom is the main event. Like the seeds, the caterpillars, and the grain, we are in an elemental form, being shaped by the Father for a greater, lasting purpose. The world is the arena in which we are trained. As God shapes us for His kingdom, He uses many means. One of them is the tribulation our world naturally dishes out. But our trouble is not meaningless; we can take heart. Peace is found in seeing beyond the training ground that so often distresses us. It is found in placing all hopes in the One who overcomes the world.

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