God promises both suffering and abundance. In everything we do we must keep our eyes on Him. Regardless of the situation we should still flourish. God calls us to flourish in the midst of the trials. Often times we can’t see how, but the secret is that we flourish in spite of ourselves. Jesus was born to a virgin in a manger. Humble beginnings from the city of Nazareth. Fully man and fully God— Jesus followed the will of His Father in spite of what was to come. The Bible tells us that Jesus looked at the joy that was to come and endured the cross. Everything that we may ever do or say is of no comparison to what Jesus did for us on the cross. He continuously provides the promise of salvation and hope when we look to Him. I’ve found that it can be difficult to move myself out of my own way. It’s time that we remove ourselves. It’s time we allow God to show us what and who we are in Him. It’s time that we remember what the good news is.. It is Jesus. It is what Jesus did for you and I on the cross. It’s not what we have done or can do for Him. I heard a wise person say ” God loves you not because of what you do but because of you. Whatever you do is not to earn His love but it’s a response to His love for you”. I am not sure who that wise person was but I am holding on to that. WHATEVER I DO MUST BE A RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE FOR ME. My desire and hope is to walk in that liberty and grace. The grace God has given me to live a life where I will encounter trials and tribulation. Yet in spite of …….
In Spite of….. Is the good news
In Spite of my sinful nature Jesus’s blood was shed. He laid down His life so I could be restored in relationship to God My Father
In Spite of our shame Jesus takes our shame and carried it to the cross
In spite of death there is life in Christ Jesus
In spite of the cross and grave, He was resurrected
In spite of the plans of the enemy to destroy the seed God planted within me I will bear fruit
In spite of my past I will live victoriously
In spite of the darkness, light dispels it
In spite of fear, I will fix my eyes upon His glorious splendor
In spite of my worry I will rest in the arms of my Father who assures me that He will light up my path
In spite of the traps and snares I will trust in the Lord who orders and knows my way!
In spite of the disappointment I will hold to the truth that those who trust in God are never disappointed
In spite of what it looks like I’ll remember and cling to what He is like!
In spite of my bruises I know the enemy’s head is already crushed
In spite of the lack in my life, He provides for all my needs
In spite of my ability to self-sabotage God rescues me from myself and the fear of tomorrow
In spite of Me there is Jesus!
In spite of my past I have a future
In spite of my filthy rags there is His righteousness
In spite of my compromise, He provides a way to walk whole heartedly
In spite of my mistakes, He redeems and works all things out for the good
In spite of my tears and brokenness He is here
In spite of my lack of understanding, through the fear of God there is wisdom and understanding
In spite of me, He is sovereign
In spite of me, He is faithful
In spite of my inconsistency, He remains constant
In spite of deserving judgement He offers grace and His lovingkindness
In spite of deserving to hang on the cross He exchanged me for himself
In spite of death, I have abundant life in Jesus
In spite of the raging seas, He beckons the seas to be still
In spite of the storm He calls us to triumph by walking upon the waters intended to destroy us
In spite of my weakness, He ensures us that in Him we are strong
In spite of the war, He has overcome them all
In spite of my earthly family, I am adopted into His family
In spite of my feelings of loneliness He promises that He WILL NEVER LEAVE ME
In spite of the appearance of suffering alone He has endured and can relate to my experiences
In spite of who I AM, He NEVER changes
In spite of where you are He is there
In spite of your pain He is here
IN SPITE OF …….. JESUS IS!
[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]. Hebrews 12:2 AMP
Are you so foolish and senseless? Having begun [your new life by faith] with the Spirit, are you now being perfected and reaching spiritual maturity by the flesh [that is, by your own works and efforts to keep the Law]? Galatians 3:3 AMP
Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Romans 8:35 AMP
5 thoughts on “In Spite of…”
I was trying to come up with my own “in spite of” to follow your theme, but was just too blown away by your post to do so!
Lol thank you my sister!!!
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What a “spite full” post. Loved it.
Haha😀! Thank you for stopping by and for reading! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I pray it was a blessing to you!
So powerful Nadesha!!!! These”in spite of” statements should be posted on the wall of every church!!!! So good!