This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.
We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us, or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be.
From Conformed To His Image
God will use whatever means necessary to fashion us into the man or woman He created us to be. We must not fight against these circumstances, but view them through the lens of God’s Word.
- God created you in advance to do amazing things that would bring Him glory (Ephesians 2:10).
- God loves you enough to discipline you if you are going astray from His purpose and design (Hebrews 12:5-11).
- God will give you strength to withstand every circumstance (2 Corinthians 12:9).
- God will redeem every circumstance to bring forth something good (Romans 8:28-39).