From the devotional archives – December 14, 2016

It doesn’t matter what painful baggage you carry, why others have ill-informed opinions about you or how messed up your life seems to be. You are a beloved child of God. This isn’t just pie-in-the-sky thinking that will be true at some distant time in the future. It’s a fact right now. So do whatever it takes to grab hold of the person God is longing for you to be. Sure, you may not be entirely clear what it will all mean. But that’s okay. In fact, it may actually be the best thing that could ever happen to you. After all, God doesn’t just hold your life together with bailing wire, bubble gum and duct tape so you can keep experiencing more of what you’re experiencing right now. God wants you to experience everything God dreams for you – beginning right now.