Beyond circumstances

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” — Hebrews 13:20-21

Verse 21 above is a great look at what God equips us to do in the Christian life. The one thing that really jumped out at me was what wasn’t in there. It said absolutely nothing about our circumstances. We are equipped to do God’s will no matter our circumstances. Rich, poor, healthy, sick, stressed, calm, worried, happy. None of that figures into the equation. It’s entirely about doing His will for His glory. And in that we will find the joy and peace we seek but don’t find anywhere else.


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