The Word of God and the God of the Word are the only things that will remain unchanged, even when the rest of the world is doing crazy things.  Nothing else is reliable.

God could choose to keep us from pain, but the truth is, He doesn’t. As long as we are in this world, we will experience pain. He has a purpose for it. As pithy as that may sound, there is something astonishing that happens when we choose to stop striving and surrender to Him, “Ok, Lord, you have chosen this pain for me for this moment in time. I know that it can’t come to me unless it is your will. So I choose to cling to you through it and to allow the fires of testing and suffering to be used by Your hand for Your purposes.”

I hope you are encouraged by this song. It is by Kerrie Roberts: “No Matter What.”