Uncomfortable Grace

“When suffering enters your door, you will always preach some kind of gospel to yourself. And it will be the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ or it will be some other gospel…”  Paul Tripp       2015 Life Between The Already and the Not Yet 

“No one is more influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you more than you do.” Paul Tripp                                                                                                                         2015 Paul David Tripp 1 Life Between the Already and the Not Yet

“The grace that God pours down to us (in our suffering) is uncomfortable grace. You see, we want the grace of relief, because what we actually want is a comfortable life. We want a predictable schedule, …we actually want life to be nice and easy and peaceful more than we want the glory of God’s transforming work in us. You want to know what God is doing in the midst of your suffering? He is redeeming you! He is not forsaking you. He is not hurting you. He is not punishing you. He is giving you the one thing you could not give yourself – redemption.”  Paul Tripp                                                    2015 Paul David Tripp 1 Life Between the Already and the Not Yet

Romans 8:18-39 NKJV

18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [f]corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Stay blessed in uncomfortable grace,

Pr. Paddick

LDMI

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