We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.
This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.
There are so many things in life that let us down. Friendships can fracture. Finances can falter. A spouse can fail you, a dream can crumble, a job can get taken away. When we trust in our health, our government, and even our church, we will eventually face disappointment.
But there is one thing, One Person, we can place our confident hope in and never be disappointed: Jesus and His gospel.
Being in a relationship with Jesus changes everything! Whether you’ve been a Christian for decades or you’re just beginning to explore your faith, God’s wonderful grace in active and available for you today.
If you’re weighed down by disappointment or unmet expectations, here are 3 things you can do:
- Be honest with God. Talk to God about your pain and disappointment. He can handle your brutal honesty, which is the foundation for growth and intimacy.
- Think about heaven. It’s so easy to get bogged down with today’s problems that we can forget our future’s promises. Even as struggles persist, we can be confident that our future is secure in Jesus.
- Tell God what you need. When you are intentional about sharing your specific needs with God, you will be more aware of the ways He is moving and providing!
Remember this: God delights in meeting His kids’ needs. If Jesus loved you so much that He offered His very life for you, then there is no limit to the impact of His Good News and wonderful grace.
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