Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. -Romans 8:17 (NIV)
If you stop to think about it, no matter what life is like for you right now, you are here because Jesus lives! He overcame death and lives in each of us.
Beyond all worldly blessings, we have been given the gift of eternal life, to live in the presence of the Lord after we leave this world. And in this world, we are blessed to move and talk and eat and drink…to fellowship with siblings in Christ…to carry His light to bring more to Him!
In truth, we are absolutely swimming in blessings, no matter how poor our circumstances, because He lives. He gives us the strength, fortitude, wisdom, faith, hope, courage, peace, and joy that we don’t have in the face of an evil world.
If you are traveling smooth waters, thank Him for them, and all He carried you through to get there. If you are hanging on for life in rough waters, thank Him for them, because He is giving you the chance to trust in Him to carry you to the smooth waters ahead.
Because He lives, we can face this moment and each moment onward in a manner that glorifies Him. Because He lives, we are more than conquerors!
Matt Maher’s “Because He Lives” exalts Him for making every good thing in our lives possible!