There Will Be Glory After This!

This week, I am resting. I hope that you have found time also to get out and enjoy our wonderful weather and to be replenished after the Lenten Season. So today, I am doing a #tbt (throwback Thursday) and sharing a devotional that I wrote about two years ago. We were in the early weeks of the pandemic when these words were written. Take some time to reflect on just how far we have come.

Can you see God’s glory more clearly now – kinda-post pandemic? I sure can!
There Will Be Glory After This!
‘Don't be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.’ Mark 16:6 (NIV)

Be clear, there can be no resurrection, restoration, and new life unless there is first death, brokenness, and a sacrifice. Many times in life we hold on too tightly to things instead of releasing them to God. Once we give it (our problem, dream, circumstance, etc.) to God, God can and will do what's best. God cannot really work until we let it go. And, God will not really work unless we trust and have our hope anchored in who God is.

We are in the middle of a pandemic. Things look bleak and they feel bad. In fact, we keep hearing that things will get worse before they get better. Nevertheless, no matter how it looks, remember that God is a God of renewal and restoration. Jesus was the first to be resurrected and now all of us who have our lives hidden in Christ shall also live eternally. Do not fear being broken, for mending is available in Christ. Do not fear death or things dying because God has the power to call life out of death. Do not fear sacrificing because whatever you release to God, God is able to multiply, recreate, and restore. Glory is coming...just watch!!

‘For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.’ Isaiah 43:19 (NLT)

Loving and praying for you,
Pastor Danielle

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