Real life is filled with broken people, challenging circumstances, and difficult decisions.
It’s different than you thought it would be.
It’s harder than you expected.
Real life is messy.
And real life is where Jesus meets you.
He does not ask you to deny reality, He asks you to embrace it as He embraces you.
“Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.”
1 Peter 4:12-13 MSG
Stop striving to live a “perfect” life to please God. What pleases God the most is when you allow Him to work His grace and love into the middle of your very messy real life.
May you be empowered today to face the reality of your life and walk confidently in His unique, personal, powerful expression of grace and love for you in it.