A believing life (11): Future grace

“Christ is the bread, awaiting hunger.” – St Augustine

“We must learn to fight despondency. The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. It is fought by preaching truth to ourselves about God and his promised future. … The battle against despondency is a battle to believe the promises of God. And that belief in God’s future grace comes by hearing the Word.” – John Piper

“…God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing. But He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone.” – Ravi Zacharias

“… straight through the fears that always turn out to be mirage” – Ann Voskamp

“I pray that as you come to the start of another year, that these big and good moments will be on your mind and keep you uplifted even as you continue to cling to God and struggle against the current circumstances. I also pray that you will feel a greater sense of peace in the coming year. And most of all, I pray that you will continue to trust God is holding on to you, regardless of what you see, and how you feel.” – A

“Do not think that we are free from idolatry, for if a god is that which is the most important thing in your life, that to which you give your time and effort and energy, that which occupies the primary place of importance to you, the thing you live for, then men have many gods even today.” (Trumpet, TTC)

“…the secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt He is.” ― Ann Voskamp

In This Very Room (Dave Shrewsbury)

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Remember, with a big heart.

Be here, with humility & assurance.

Live forward, with great grace.

“The Lord shall give that which is good.” – Ps 85:12

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