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Beauty from mess

You don’t have to have lived very long to know our planet is seriously messed up. People and places and the way life rolls – it all reminds us daily that sin broke the world and we’re a mess. If that were the end of the story, there would be no hope, and no point to living.

BUT GOD! Listen to David’s song of gratitude and confidence in a good and perfect God who makes life worth living: ‘God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.’ (Psalm 18:30). That’s good news!

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Alone

Ever been lonely in a crowd? Surrounded by noise and people and activity – but feeling lost, alone, insecure? That’s how Moses felt, leading God’s people towards the Promised Land. He had a big, important job to do. He was man of the moment! Yet he felt lonely and afraid. He desperately needed the encouragement and assurance of God’s presence.

He cried out to God, and God so kindly replied: ‘I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you resteverything will be fine for you.’ (Exodus 33:14)

Alone or in a crowd, your God is with you every moment.

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Perfectly on time

What do you want more than anything else in the world? A thing? A relationship? A horrible situation to be fixed?

God knows exactly what you’re longing for. It might feel like He doesn’t care, or He’s too busy, because He isn’t coming through for you NOW. But that’s not true. God is always perfectly patient and perfectly on time. Sometimes His timing won’t make sense to you, but you can trust He always has good reasons for letting you wait.

‘The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake…’ (2 Peter 3:9 – http://bit.ly/2TLDLzK)

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Power

Adverts always brag about the POWER of various products. Powerful deodorants, detergents, vacuum cleaners and cars.

But listen to how David praises God for His power: ‘Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O LORD, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the one who is over all things.’ (1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT).

God has legit power – the kind that makes any other claims to power sound lame. And if you love and trust Him, that power lives in you.

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