A Reason for Courage

  • Sept. 13, 2017
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God has not redeemed us to make our lives happy, healthy or free of trouble. He’s redeemed us to make us more like Jesus.

God has not redeemed us to make our lives happy or healthy or free of trouble. He’s redeemed us to make us like Jesus. Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada and that’s a perspective that resonates with, well… with mothers who struggle to care for their child with a disability or widows who have lost their husbands and are so lonely. It has helped people with chronic pain or those who wrestle against depression. People find real courage in the idea that God is not interested in making us happy; He’s interested in making us more like Christ. No, God’s not against you; He is for you. He is for making you like His Son. And if Jesus learned obedience through that which He suffered, as it says in the book of Hebrews, then are we above our Master? I don’t think so. So friend, consider what suffering is accomplishing in your life today, making you more like Christ. In that you can find courage.

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