Don’t Unravel

Sometimes I find that when a person experiences a hardship or bad news, his or her theology begins to unravel.

Suddenly, God feels against them instead of for them (Romans 8:31). They begin to bargain with God or try to do better somehow to earn His favor, rather than living under the reality of Christ’s applied righteousness to us (Romans 3). Finally, they live in condemnation rather than the truth that “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

Don’t unravel. Stay put in God’s hands. Put the whole tangled mess of you right in His care. He is making things right. You are, like Hannah Whitall Smith says, “under the ruling power of His goodness.”


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