Last night my fortune cookie was without a fortune. It was disappointing, a bit sad, and certainly not what I expected. But there was still much to enjoy in it.
2020 is definitely not what any of us was expecting. It has been filled with disappointment and sadness, loss and uncertainty, worry and fear. But take care to not let that overwhelm you. Acknowledge it, mourn it, process through it, but keep your attention on the One who is faithful and good.
𝓕𝓸𝓻 𝓗𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓲𝓷 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓲𝓼 𝓰𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓷 𝓱𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓵𝓭. (1 𝓙𝓸𝓱𝓷 4:4)
Like my cookie, we don’t know what the future brings. It may hold even greater trials. If it does, we shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus explicitly tells us that we will, not just might, have many troubles in this world. But take heart, our Savior has overcome them all.
Whatever comes, remain surrendered to Him and unified in love, for it is He that takes all things, including what the enemy means for evil, and turns it for good.
“𝓡𝓮𝓳𝓸𝓲𝓬𝓮 𝓪𝓵𝔀𝓪𝔂𝓼, 𝓹𝓻𝓪𝔂 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓬𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓲𝓷𝓰, 𝓰𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓴𝓼 𝓲𝓷 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓬𝓲𝓻𝓬𝓾𝓶𝓼𝓽𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓮𝓼; 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵 𝓸𝓯 𝓖𝓸𝓭 𝓲𝓷 𝓒𝓱𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓽 𝓙𝓮𝓼𝓾𝓼 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝔂𝓸𝓾.” 1𝓣𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓪𝓵𝓸𝓷𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓼 5:16-18
Be blessed my friends.