by Max Lucado

 Everything is being cancelled

Everything is being cancelled…NBA games, NHL games, March Madness, Broadway shows, flights, cruises…cancellations everywhere!

Can I tell you the one thing that has not and will not be cancelled? God will never cancel his promise to take care of us!

Do not interpret the presence of problems as the absence of God. God has promised…never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. He is with us, he is for us, and he offers us peace in the face of uncertainty and hope in exchange for heaviness.

The question of this crisis is simply this: What is God saying to us? Among the answers must be this promise from Matthew 11:28, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest.” Turn to Him today.

God’s grace is greater

One stumble does not define or break a person. Though you’ve failed God’s love does not. Face your failures with faith in God’s goodness. He tells you what He told Joshua: “Arise, go…you and all this people, to the land which I am giving” (Joshua 1:2). There is no condition in that covenant. God’s Promised Land offer does not depend on your perfection. It depends on His.

In God’s hands, no defeat is a crushing defeat. “The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take.  If they fall, it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with His hand” (Psalm 37:23-24). Miss this truth and miss your new beginning. You must believe that God’s grace is greater than your failures.