He calls things that are not… as though they were…

Waking grumpy and achy… 
I find comfort… hope… joy… in Him… 
the One who calls things that are not… as though they were…

… the God who gives life to the dead
and calls things that are not as though they were.
Romans 4:17
I hear this truth… echoing through the Beatitudes…
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven….”
Matthew 5:3-10
None of this feels… blessed…
lowly spirits…
mourning losses…
being overpowered…
hungry for justice…
caring for the sick… brokenhearted… wounded…
dealing with conflict…
persecution…
No… none of these things bring happiness… in the here… now…
But He says…
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Isaiah 42:9 ESV
The former gone… new things spring forth…
He calls things that are not… as though they were…
He knows what He has planned…
His Word does not return void…
Yes… on a day that began grumpy… and achy…
somewhere along the way… I find… joy…
because… what He says is… 
even when it doesn’t feel like it…
it will be…
Amen…

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