Have you ever wished you could see and understand God’s perspective on life? Most of us want that daily. Unprecedented disasters appear on the rise, and mass shootings are no surprise. Fear builds mountains, and faith shrinks to pebbles. Questions without answers can leave us wounded and wanting, hurting for something more. Even the self-acclaimed optimist may admit the difficulty in making sense of life’s negative events.
Who defines you? Have you been in a sheep pen? Are you in or out? It may be time to accept your new identity. But what is your new identity?
Situations don’t cause emotions. Before you react to that statement, read Philippians 4:11, and then respond, not react. When I first heard that simple truth years ago, I admit it was difficult to understand. I’m not asking you to accept it, just think about it. Is it about a situation or a belief system?
When you desperately need God’s promise, where do you turn?
Lessons from 9/11 still remind us that we will never be the same since that fateful day over twenty years ago. But as we reflect on the anniversary of 9/11, here are ten simple, positive lessons we can still learn from this tragedy: