Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The End of Pretending

Prolonged frustration doesn’t happen simply to goad us into good behavior or to teach us a lesson; it keeps us from pretending we can do anything apart from Christ. And it happens so we’ll be attracted to Him and find Him. The inability to keep yourself together or to keep producing the look of love for someone for whom you feel none is not a sign that you need to recommit and do the right thing. It’s meant to show you that you cannot and are not supposed to do anything apart from Jesus. He actually is your hope on the inside—“Christ in you, the hope of glory”—and frustration is the beginning of the end of pretending. (Colossians 1:27)

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