God's Glory In Our Mess
This post is transcribed from Hannie's wonderful talk on 22/11/14 at St John's College, Durham University for the event 'A Life More Precious'. It is based on her very first More Precious post, back from August 2013!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
God is good, and keeps His promises:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)
Every good thing comes from Him:
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)
He loves us... so much so that He sacrificed His son for us:
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIV)
And all this never changes:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)