[Please note: When I made these notes, I had no idea I would ever share them, so I did not write down the source of some of the quotes.]
This is not my life to live… thank God. Christ bought it at an incredible price to redeem me, and now it belongs to Him. It is Christ who now lives through me, the old me is dead. This new life I live through faith in Christ.
God has always provided for me my entire life. Why would He not at this time? Of course He will provide for everything I need! Have faith that God will give you the strength and help to successfully endure this trial. He promised in Isaiah 41:10.
“To live is Christ” means that Christ is our focus, our goal, and our chief desire. Christ is the center point of our mind, heart, body and soul. Everything that we do, we do for Christ’s glory. As we run the “race marked out for us,” we lay aside the entangling sin and worldly distractions, “fixing our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:1-2). He is our life.
“We need to remember that God’s care for us is deep, and he will always provide everything we need. He already has.”
“Healing in this life may come. Or we may be called to a deeper and more rewarding journey of faith through our suffering. There’s no denying that the road is hard, but God is here to walk beside us and remind us that He is working in all our circumstances.
Eventually our suffering will come to an end. If we are in Christ, it is only temporary. On that day, when faith becomes sight, we will experience glory that will not be worth comparing to every hard thing we have experienced on this earth.”