I have told you Moreover, because of what Christ has done, we have become gifts to God that he delights in, for as part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his, and all things happen just as he decided long ago. God’s purpose in this was that we should praise God and give glory to him for doing these mighty things for us, who were the first to trust in Christ. (Ephesians1:11-12 TLB)
It is really great when we can come to a place with God, where we can have confidence and faith to trust Him no matter what is going on around us. We become unshakeable and assured in faith, and have peace of heart and mind; through Jesus Christ. Because of what Jesus has done for us, we have become gifts to God that He delights in. For we are part of God’s sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be His, and all things happen just as He decided long ago. He is where our future lies, in His guiding hands. We have every reason to trust God’s promises, even though we go through many trials and sorrows; we can live comfortably and confidently, that He is controlling each situation we face. Yet despite God’s promises, and despite His blessings, you may, from time to time, find yourselves tormented by doubt and negative emotions. When you do, step back and redirect your thoughts and prayers. Every single Christian, one time and another has had to overcome occasional bouts of fear and doubt. We must remember not to feel discouraged – or worse – God is faithful, and His presence is with us always. We must sincerely seek Him with all of our hearts, minds, body, soul, spirit, and rely upon His strength. He give us the courage to help us overcome all things. He will restore our confidence through Jesus Christ, and through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God.
Father, thank You that I can trust Your sovereign plans for my life. I have the confidence and faith to trust You no matter what is going on around me. Thank You that You chose me from the beginning to be Yours, and everything will happen as You decided long ago. I praise and bless You and give You all the honour and glory through Jesus Christ my precious Lord. Amen.