Plan of God
Jesus gives beauty in exchange for our brokenness. He gives light in exchange for our thickest darkness. He gives hope in exchange for our deepest despair. He gives rest in ravaged hearts. He gives faith in our weary souls. His grace is sufficient. His mercy is everlasting. His truth is enduring. His love knows no boundaries.
Faithfulness of God
When we are faithless, He is faithful. God desires to break our egos and our self-will –not our spirits. Indeed, in the spirit, we should grow stronger under affliction. God’s purpose is to strip us of every ounce of self-gratification;self-importance; self-assurance; self-seeking, self-will.
Not I But Christ
So that with Paul we can say.. “it is not I that lives but Christ lives in me. Not I –but Christ”.