Scripture never guarantees us an easy path, physical healing, emotional ease, relational comfort–a life without doubt or disabling hardships. God’s timeless, written Word instead promises us God’s presence through every circumstance.

It’s not our job to evaluate God’s plan and decide if it’s up to par with what we want. It’s our job to surrender to His plan–which includes every experience we encounter.

One may have oratory elegance

One may have oratory elegance, awe-inspiring gifts, faith that quakes the earth and seas; but without a soul founded on and filled with love, all other abilities and actions are meaningless.