“Think of it this way instead: I got better and I have a story and I want to tell the world what Jesus has done in my life because I want Jesus to be glorified. God may use counselors, medications, doctors, and all that, but it’s Jesus who heals you.”
— Louie Giglio (The Comeback: It’s Not Too Late and You’re Never Too Far)
“admitting we are not God—not in control, not running anything, not responsible for everyone’s well-being, not the solution for everything and everyone, not at the center of all things—doesn’t belittle us; it frees us.”
— Louie Giglio (I Am Not But I Know I AM: Welcome to the Story of God)
“God calls each and every star by name. It’s not likely He has forgotten yours.”
— Louie Giglio
“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi
Even though we hate to admit it, these words are so true – it is not just sorrow or pain but even complacency and familiarity tend to rob us from new beginnings and greater things…
For some individuals, this life will be the only bit of heaven they will ever experience while for some it will be the only bit of hell they will ever experience…
Paddick Van Zyl
Paddick Van Zyl 2016
God in His wisdom, created everything with an expiry date. A date or time when something or someone’s time is up. We all have been allotted a certain amount of days (Acts 17:26, Job 14:5, Psalms 139:16) on this earth, no less no more.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalms 139:16 NLT
The amazing thing about an expiry date is this – your present circumstance, that problem that bashes you over the head each time you think about it, it has an end. It will expire. It will not continue forever. Another amazing thing is this – God’s power and His miracles are not subject to an expiry date. His power continues forever.
God has miracles with your name on them, with no expiry date. It is yours for the asking and yours for the taking (faith and trust are required).
The word of God is filled with examples of ordinary people that faced insurmountable problem and obstacles, and they trusted God and were delivered. Their situation had an expiry date.
Whatever you may be facing today. The problem that stares you in the face. The trauma that is breathing down your neck. But God knows. He already has the answer and the miracle(s) ready for dispatch. Trust Him. Ask, believe and receive.
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© Paddick Van Zyl – LDMI – 2016