Release from Self-condemnation

Devotions for those who are weary of feeling not good enough, regardless of the source of those feelings.

Friday, August 11, 2017

That Which Is Best for Us

God...will give them, not the expectations of their fears, or the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith; the end he has promised, which will be the best for them.*
Matthew Henry


It is good to remember 

that although life circumstances may trample our hopes 

and threaten our dreams, 

nothing can interfere with God’s love-directed plans for us.

Just as a seed must fall into the ground and die 

before it can sprout forth with new life, 

we must release our ways for God’s. 

Falling back into God’s arms 

(rather than plunging forward in our own strength) 

is the most expedient way to the new life He has promised.

We can be certain of this:

when we exchange our goals for His

we will be blessed 

beyond anything we could have dreamed for ourselves.

*Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Jeremiah 29, public domain.

--from day 58

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