Apr 17, 2018
The Heart of the Author
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
by Paul David Tripp
If you are called by the Lord, you are an instrument in the Redeemer's hands. Counselling is not just for pastors and professionals.
The answer to the question, "What is God doing?" is always, "Accomplishing His plan." His plan cannot be thwarted.
Do you trust God? Enough to ride in the wheelbarrow? Then get in and even if...
How many times are we faced with even if? We beg God to deliver us and we are weak in our faith, but trials strengthen us and grow our faith roots. God doesn't eliminate our pain, He holds us together.
People need the hope of Jesus; we should share the message of redemption. God pursues us in our sin.
If we focus on God's sovereignty, we won't give in to fear.
Anything you do in obedience is not wasted
1. Every time you love your enemy, you are resting in the sovereignty of God
2. Every time you speak lovingly and softly in the face of someone else's anger, you are choosing to rest in the sovereignty of God
3. Every time you resist the temptation to win an argument at all cost, you are resting in the sovereignty of God
But we want to defend ourselves and depend on ourselves.
Our perspective changes everything. We don't have to panic, we can be confident in our Heavenly Father.
Maybe we flake a little, but we don't crumble.