Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 - Grace is there to sustain

Happy New Year!

I've hear it said so many times and read it more than ever through texts, e mail, facebook and twitter.

I am looking forward to 2011.
Looking forward to the fun.
Looking forward to the challenges.
Looking forward to the opportunities.
Looking forward to growing in God.
Looking forward to discovering more of His grace.

Will I be happy in 2011. Yes!
Will there be gut wrenching moments of sadness. Probably!

But my happiness is routed not in circumstances no matter what 2011 holds. My joy comes because of God's sovereign grace.

What is it? It's summed up in a short poem by John Piper:

Not grace to bar what is not bliss
Nor flight from all distress but this:
The grace that orders our trouble and pain
And then, in the darkness, is there to sustain.


JT said...

I read some of your posts. I believe you have the love of God in your heart. I belong to a First Baptist Church in a small town in South Carolina. You have a great Christian Blog. May God Bless You. I have added myself as a follower. I will be keeping up with your posts.

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