Wednesday’s Word — Edition 137

January 3, 2018 | My Jottings

“Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback.

And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.”

~~John Piper

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  1. Sue says:

    Thanks…I needed to hear that today. I fully believe it! But…I needed to hear that. Love you, dear friend. See you on Monday…

  2. Just Julie says:

    I like to put things on the blog that I need to hear, again and again, Sue. I need constant reminders like this — glad I’m not alone. See you soon, dear friend. xoxo

  3. Nancy says:

    Thanks for posting. Words couldn’t have been truer.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for stopping by, dear Nancy. How have you been faring during all this terrible weather where you are? xoxo

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