Posts Tagged ‘endure’

More thought on yesterday’s post –

“When God forgives us for violating His design, He pours His life into us; and that restores our capacity to connect, first with Him, then with others. He makes us alive with the actual life of Christ. The energy with which Jesus heard and obeyed the Father, the impulses behind everything He did – His tenderness with the lame man, His indignation with the moneychangers, His patience with Philip, His red-hot scorn for the Pharisees, His love for children, His resolve to endure injustice without complaint – are in us. The impulses that energized Jesus’ life on earth are actually in us. That’s part of what it means to be alive in Christ.” – Larry Crabb

What he said.

“What is to give light must endure the burn.” – Viktor Frankl

I came across this quote in a new book I’m reading, which I’ll tell you much more about after finishing. The quote really spoke to me as I was praying for so many of you that are going through some really rough times. I am heartened by your courage and the trust you demonstrate knowing that one day God will use this current challenge to shine on the lives of others. Be encouraged today.

A friend recently gave me the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff. I’m really enjoying reading it. Over the next couple of days I’d like to share a few of Mr. Goff’s thoughts with you and add a comment:

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.”

So often what is broken in us is our hearts. The belief that we are unloved, the result of the rejection we have endured can be overwhelming. The best “fix” is when someone commits to love us, to hang in there even when things are difficult and allows us to learn at God’s pace.