The Big Picture
by Alan Smith 29 April 2020
Moving house is reckoned to be one of the most stressful happenings in life. During our married life Clarice and I have moved home nine times, jobs seven times and churches six times. This makes me question the above verse from Romans.
If we expect an easy life as followers of Christ, we are in for a shock! Jesus said it would be tough. There is distress as well as joy, fear as well as faith, doubt as well as hope. But whatever our circumstances, we can know the assured presence of God. He is faithful and constant in the hurly-burly of life.
In Psalm 23 David is content to trust God in every part of life - in green pastures and dark valleys - knowing that God’s goodness and love will never fail.
We live each day with its ups and downs and see only a tiny part of God’s big picture. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but for today we can live with and for God, knowing that he works for our ultimate good. One day we will see the completed picture and realise how it all fitted together.
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