Shadowland

For now we sees through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known.  (I Corinthians 13:12)

If you have been paying attention to the news of the world and our nation and you’re anything like me, it seems that the events we read about and see keep getting more and more horrific and make less and less sense.  There is a darkness in this world which is only going to get worse as time marches on.  It’s gotten to the point where our leaders are not able to make decisions based on what’s right.  Instead, they are forced into making decisions based on what is the lesser of two evils.  It’s like living in a shadowland.

Shadowland
Shadowland

 

Often, everyday people like us fall into this trap.  We can’t see things clearly and we don’t have a true and distinct image of ourselves.  Yet God sees us as perfect. For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
(Hebrew 10:14)  And we maintain that perfection because He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  (Ephesians 2:10)

Remember he knows us better than we know ourselves. For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.  You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.  You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.…Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.(Psalm 139:1-4)  Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. (Luke 12:7)

So, Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing.  Then the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:6-9)

And with that peace you will be able to see clearly through the shadowland, and know who you truly are in the Lord.

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