As I’ve been working on the sermon for tomorrow, this question is preeminent: How does my view of God effect my ability to be humble?
If my view of God is smaller than my own sense of responsibility, isn’t my ability to “cast my anxieties on him” weakened?
If my view of God, my knowledge of God, is continuing to grow, doesn’t my ability to trust him grow likewise?
If my understanding of his greatness is developing, won’t my ability to trust and wait for him for a “little while” be enlarged as well?
There is a direct correlation between continuing to prayerfully dig into his inspired word and growth in him, and therefore growth in my trust in him, and therefore my ability to give him glory.
This is so helpful in times of suffering and struggle.
Hang on to him!
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 5:6-11 ESV)
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