The Bible tells us the moment we came to faith in Christ; we died.
We are to consider our Old Man dead. The problem is that we remember where we buried him and can dig him up anytime!!
Think about “stories” in the Bible like David and Goliath or Joshua and the men walking around the walls of Jericho, or Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, etc. We can read the “stories” and overlook God!
Song: Blessed Assurance
We are living in difficult and stressful times. “When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed... He Giveth More Grace“
The idea for this vignette came out of my own experience. I had lost my joy!
Some of us are overwhelmed and find ourselves under the pile. Go to the pharmacy of the soul in times like these.
“It is one of our highest privileges to discern something eternal behind the transitory objects (and pain) of this present world and to be able to cling closely to this eternal reality.”
If we ever lose focus that our efforts have no lasting value, that will begin the descent to the basement of depression.