The end of our capability doesn't have to be the end of our story. In fact, by the grace and power of God, it can be a beginning.
Nothing can guarantee we'll make it through hardship without scars, slip-ups, or shaky moments. But there are things we can do to maximize our chances of suffering in a way that honors God and makes us more like Jesus. And a lot of that work begins long before the trial does.
Sometimes action has to precede emotion. Sometimes we have to trust the power of obedience to shape us, instead of trying to get ourselves in shape to obey.
We may not always be sure what to make of what God sends us. But we can always trust and know the One who sends it.
What does a life owned by God look like?
The Christian life is so much more than that one decision followed by a waiting game until eternity gets here. Faith is so much more an idea, a ticket we tote around until we get to Heaven’s gate and present it for admittance.
Sometimes God’s call makes more sense than we expect.
Like walking with my horse, walking with Jesus means stepping out with these three things.