Don’t just exist, invest

“Time wasted is existence; time used is life. (Young) …I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10)” Jesus promised a “full” life, translated “abundant life” in other translations. I suspect that in my youth I thought that meant a life fulfilling all my dreams and not a life of struggle, disappointment, and conflict. Many days were “good” days but along with the sunshine came the cloudy days. In Psalm 13 for June 13, David feels forgotten by God, wrestling with enemies, discouraged. He ends the psalm though, “But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for he has been goo to me. (v5,6)” Trust is hard. Trusting a God that cannot be seen and has pretty fallible followers is challenging. The psalm reminds us that God’s love is unfailing and He is working out salvation, not necessarily as I think but as He knows is best. I find that comforting and it frees me to invest in today. May you sense God’s presence as you go about the highs and lows of today. He is with you.

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