i am for you

There is a song that has spoken so much life and truth into my heart lately.  I am often really deeply moved by music and I think it’s such a beautiful gift that God has given us to be able to use to glorify Him but also to have understanding of His character through worship.

Don’t we all just need to hear those words sometimes, “I am for you, I’m not against you.”?

I know that I sure do.  Sometimes life can be really tough and just discouraging, but it’s so amazing to know that God is rooting for us.  He is working intimately in our hearts and our lives to mold us continually into the people He desires for us to be.  He is for us.  His grace is for us.  And His forgiveness is vast and completely unmatched.

In our daily lives, our character, and our pursuit of the heart of Jesus…..He is FOR us.  Even when there are setbacks, even when you’re not where you thought you be, expected to be, or really wanted to be.
He knows our yesterdays and our tomorrows.

He is working for our good- and not the kind of “good” that means driving the latest hybrid, having perfect health, or constantly fulfilling the desires the world throws at us- but the kind of “good” in this passage:

“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
-Romans 8:28-29

The kind of “good” that turns our hearts towards the things of God, that fuels desire to seek Him, that calls us to joy because of our identity in Christ, and that softens our heart to the needs of others and the lostness of those who don’t know Jesus.
He is working with us, and in us, through us and FOR us in the pursuit of that good!

I hope these words, and this song are an encouragement to you today.  Remember the vastness of Christ’s love for us, and the beautiful forgiveness that He lavished on us in calling us His children.

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
-Philippians 1:6

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