The Lord Is at Hand
Someone once described our true character as “who you are when no one’s looking”. I think faith is like that. Our true faith might be what we think and feel when we think God isn’t looking. Conflict, anxiety, sadness, prayerlessness, and ministry disengagement are all symptoms of a life lived at a distance from Jesus. But when we remember that “the Lord is at hand”, we become less demanding and more gracious. We lay down our worries and wait for His resolution. We move from sadness to gladness when we trust in His purposes. We learn that prayer is not a laundry list but a conversation with the One who is with you. And we resolve to be with Him where He is—actively loving His people and serving the world as we seek to live lives worthy of the Gospel.
His and yours,