Storm Clouds and Blue Sky (2 Corinthians 4:17)

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Lenzkes says some people are optimists who “camp in pleasures and good memories,” denying the brokenness. Others are pessimists who “focus on life’s losses, losing joy and victory in the process.But people of faith are realists who “receive it all – all the good and bad of life – and repeatedly choose to know that God really loves us and is constantly at work for our good and His glory.”

By faith we cling to God’s promise of Romans 8:28. And we recall that “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17). God loves us, and He’s getting us ready for the day when skies will be forever blue. – Anne Cetas

The purposes of God are right,

Although we may not see

Just how He works all things for good

And transforms tragedy. – Sper

God promises a safe landing – but not necessarily a calm passage.

  • November 22, Vol. 17, Our Daily Bread

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