Wednesday, March 30

Tuesday Quote on Wednesday

"Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives."

- Henri Nouwen

I'd add that God's faithfulness is shown by his eternal and unchanging promises and characteristics. Therefore, "returning to God's faithful presence" doesn't simply mean thinking that God is with us so that we have a shallow acceptance of his walking with us as would a buddy (i.e. "God is my co-pilot, Footprints in the sand") But rather as we would dig down into the dirt and ground of faith, we find a granite rock, mountainous in nature, able to withstand any buffetting storm.

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