Most of us fear difficult circumstances because we associate them with feelings of inadequacy and potential for failure. How is it that God wants us to see them as occasions for joy?
“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”
— Colossians 1:17–20, NASB95
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