There has never been a single day in your life where God hasn’t given you his very best. I believe this radical little statement to be entirely true, and applicable to even the worst of days. Here’s why: Amidst the deepest discouragements, the biggest disappointments, and the deepest trials, God still offers the fullness of his presence to his people. What could be better than that? Through Christ’s redemptive work he has met our biggest need, and through his indwelling Spirit he is never absent from our lives. He is our Emmanuel, God with us.
He’s not surprised by anything, never caught off guard, never unsure of what to do or what we need. He’s never asleep at the wheel of our life, even when it feels that way. Period.
This being true, today then becomes yet another opportunity to step into the very essence of why we were created: to know and walk with God. The circumstances, even the difficult ones, become our proving grounds to live into exactly what God created us for: relationship with him. The offer and promise of that relationship is his very best for us, and today it is entirely available to you. (James 1:2-4)