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But I do know that we miss the panoramic, expansive view of grace if we are focused on everyone else’s story.
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Whatever the circumstance, it’s common to compare and wonder what God is doing for others and not doing for us. For me, I moved to China to be a missionary and expected God to protect me from what I considered worst-case-scenario. He spared my friends, but allowed me to go through something extraordinarily difficult. Take a minute to let that soak in–Dad says we are his delight, his beloved.
It was hard to wrap my mind around the fact that following Christ or doing the right thing or dating the right way didn’t guarantee blessings. I love to remind women that God is a good Dad because that truth took me more than a decade to realize. Why would God reward a ‘prodigal’ sister with a husband and allow you to stay single? When we measure our circumstances or compare our blessings to that of another, it’s easy to feel slighted, overlooked, and even abandoned. He is a good Dad loves you and blesses you no matter what you did or didn’t do.
I don’t know why your growing baby has a deformity.
The questions take on all kinds of forms: “Are you dating someone? ” The questions sometimes become even more intrusive: “What do you want to do with your life? ” Most of these questions come from sympathetic people, but sometimes they come from those who expect you to measure up to their idea of what your life should be – this kind of sentiment can make you want to slap someone!
If you are like me though, you simply smile and give an uncomfortable answer to their condescending inquiries.
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Your relationship, your happiness or how successful you are determined and rated by the number of “likes “ you receive.
Jesus was a friend to all types of people, even those with loose morals, wasn’t he?