Regardless of Your Problems

“I knew that a lot of churches gave lip service to the idea that God can do anything. But we needed to have real faith that anyone who walked in, regardless of his or her problems, could become a trophy of God’s grace.” ~Jim Cymbala

Anyone . . .Regardless of their problems, can become a trophy of God’s grace. I love that. That means you. That means me.

Today is just a simple reminder that God loves you so much He sent His Son to die for you. If you will believe that, and pursue a relationship with Him, He can and will take any problem, any habit, any past, any addiction, any abuse . . . anything, and turn it into a trophy for His grace.

What does that mean? It means your life can look totally different tomorrow than it did today. Yesterday, you could have been an addict, a prostitute, living a life with no purpose or meaning, you name it. And with God, tomorrow you could be changing the world for Christ.

I’m not saying it is always an overnight thing, but I can promise you that a life surrendered to God will always result in a trophy of God’s grace.

Do you believe that in your life today? That in spite of your problems, you can become a trophy of grace for God to show off to the world?

Do you believe that about other people? That in spite of what their problems are, God can make them a trophy of grace for the world to see?

My friend at Light of Life, Harvey Hall says, “I was once an alcoholic, now I’m clean and sober. I was once a drug addict, bound and hooked, but now I’ve been set free. I was lost, but now I am found. I was blind, but now I see. I was sick and now I’m healed. I was broken and now I’m whole and I thank God and I praise Him everyday for that.”

From death to life through Christ, regardless of your problems.

That sums it up right there.

“Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ… This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person the old life is gone; a new life has begun!” -II Corinthians 5:14-17

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