We can be very disappointed in life by people, situations and circumstances. People can be fickle, situations can change in an instant and circumstances can be stacked against us. Even though we feel sorrowful for a moment, we are made to overcome every disappointment, obstacles and challenge in life.
God made us for relationship not rules, love not control and mission not existence. We are made in His image for a loving parent-child relationship. He plucked us from eternity into our time and location to steward His plans on planet earth.
Even when we felt we were spiritual orphans, God never gave up on us. He sent love incarnate to earth for us. Jesus walked the earth revealing to us the Father’s love. He would bridge the gap between God and man through His sinless life, death on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
Now we can cultivate our relationship with our Heavenly Father in prayer. We can try to grasp God’s radical, relentless, infinite, unconditional love for us. The more we actually experience God’s love the more resilient we will become. We will become secure in the core of our being, and not dependent on others’ finite love. We will face situations and circumstance in stride; and fueled by God’s love, HIs grace and gift of righteousness, we will reign in life.
Genesis 1:26-28 MSG – God created human beings;he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them:
“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”
John 14:18 MSG – “I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back. In just a little while the world will no longer see me, but you’re going to see me because I am alive and you’re about to come alive. At that moment you will know absolutely that I’m in my Father, and you’re in me, and I’m in you.
Ephesians 3:18 – may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…
Romans 5:17 – For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!