Of All Things Good

My heart is full. I am so happy and thankful. I got promoted today. I wasn’t stressing myself out to get it, but, hey. Who doesn’t want to get better pay? I was hoping and praying for it and I am beyond grateful. But I knew that my life is in Abba’s hands. Whether or not I got the job, I knew I was going to be taken care of, like the lilies in the field. They toil not. Neither do they spin.

…Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. – Matthew 6:28 ASV

But though they’re only here today and gone tomorrow, God clothes them. How much more would He clothe me, feed me and care for me, His beloved daughter? While I’m here on earth, I’ve resolved to enjoy this life He died to give to me, freely. And He did, not in exchange for my good works or the lack of bad works. Not even in exchange for my offerings. No. While I was still a sinner, with nothing to offer, He died for me.

…while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 ESV

And this makes me so happy, glad and peaceful. Knowing that my shortcomings are paid off; that I don’t have to make myself right with Jesus anymore; that there’s nothing I can do to make myself right with Him but to believe that the Cross was enough; and that all my sins, mistakes and failures from past, present and future, have all been judged at the Cross – knowing this, I now have the confidence to face the future. God is on my side and in Christ, I have all the blessings of the righteous. The only time my Abba stops walking with me is when Christ’s sacrifice becomes of no effect. Which is, like, never gonna happen.

So, for as long as Jesus lives, I will continue to see good days and live a good life. Thanks to the good news of God’s grace.

Jesus loves me. This I know.