In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.
~ 1 Peter 5:10 NLT
The warmer weather promises spring is close! Maybe things are looking more hopeful for you and your loved ones. But maybe, even though you have had a glimpse of light ahead, it seems the end of this trying time drags on and may never end.
Wherever you are today, claim this verse and its promise today. Remember, even when we don’t feel it, our God is always kind to us and moving on our behalf. Our destination is a wonderful, safe place where we share in God’s glory through our relationship with Jesus. God knows we will suffer, but allows it to make us more eternally beautiful as we believe in Jesus and seek to follow him in and through the dark times.
So, claim the end of this verse as his promise to you today. You may suffer, but God promises it will only be for “a little while” when compared with what he promises you. God will restore you, support you and strengthen you, and place you on a firm foundation, even when the world seems to be falling apart. You will understand and know from that solid rock that you are eternally loved, secure and belong to a God who will never abandon or let you down.
It’s getting warmer. Spring and the new life that it brings is almost here. So, be assured, the God who loves you will demonstrate his goodness in and to you, as you trust him and feel that firm foundation growing more solid in his presence.
Dear friends, be blessed as you claim God’s restoration now, his support in this and all times, and his power to overcome every obstacle keeping you from receiving and enjoying God’s love and favor in his presence as his precious daughter. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ March 15, 2022